White egg??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Dixiedoodle, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    I have been planning, reading, drooling... When the coop is finished, I want--RIR, BR, Ameraucanas, Marans. I would also like to add:

    A white egg layer with good personality, large breed....What would be your choice??? Thank you Dixie
  2. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    I have had White Leghorns and currently have 1 Ideal 386 (there production white eggs layer). All have layed large white eggs and lots and lots of them. My recent Ideal 386 pullet that started laying in January has only missed 2 days since January.

    I recently added two chicks, another Ideal 386 and a Brown Leghorn (because I wanted something different). Lots of people said that Leghorns were more flighty, but mine really don't seem to be. All my chickens are very comfortable around me.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    The best white egg layer is the white leghorn.. however, mine are flightier than lets say my silkies and cochin mixes, but much bolder than my wyandottes. It will depend on your strain of leghorn to see it's flightyness and you will have to work with them more to trust you. However, sudden movements will frighten them, while they may have no problems crawling right under you to steal treats.

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