Who is your best layer?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ctcasper, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. ctcasper

    ctcasper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    I have a gold sex link (Goldie, even though she is really red colored) anyway, she is my absolute best layer. I get an egg from her almost every day even though I am in Minnesota and the weather is crummy and there is less daylight now. Today and yesterday it was colder than blazes and I fully expect to get just 2 eggs or less in the coop, she layed both days and I actually got 3 to 4 eggs all last week. They are in an all wire coop that was suppose to be a tractor for the summer only, but there big coop isn't finished yet. The tractor is covered in 2-3 blankets and one end is covered in clear plastic then a blanket and they are still laying even though it is dark in there all day and the temps are well below zero. I am just so impressed by their hardiness. I have 5 buffs, 2 barred, 1 gold sex link and two mystery chickens. 8 hens and 2 roos. We thought about butchering them instead of keeping them in the tiny coop all winter, but they all get alongs so well even in cramped quarters and my 2 roos don't fight at all, so I don't want to butcher these and then get a bad flock next spring. Besides, we've become quite attatched to these. Will they be okay in these conditions?

    What breeds do you have that are great layers in the winter, we are probably going to get a couple more gold sex links next summer when the coop is finished.
  2. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2008
    This is my first winter with my girls but so far my white leghorns lay every single day! Of course, I have added a red light to their coop to extend the daylight a little.
  3. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    My buff orp is my best layer. I only have the one, but have 12 bo eggs coming this week! Yay!
  4. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    my cookoo marans lay everyday and my silverpenciled Leghorn does too and she's so friendly. She follows us all over the yard. And squats for me its too cute.
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    We have a standard white cochin mix hen, and a standard black cochin hen, that have layed eggs almost every day for the past month, when most all the other hens have quit completely. Oh, and a bantam EE that lays daily as well.
  6. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I don't know if she is a Barred Rock (w/ white legs) or a Cuckoo Marans that lays a light tan egg, but she is my best layer. I get an extra large egg from her almost every day.

    Next in line would be my Red Sex Link, her egg is just a bit smaller, but I get one almost every day. My Cochin and EE also lay very consistently.
  7. Macy

    Macy Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 27, 2008
    Although they have slacked off due to the cooler weather, my red stars are my best layers. I was getting up to 9 daily. Now its 3 to 4.
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    My BSL out performs my other chickens by 1 to 0... she lays 1, they lay 0.
  9. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    So far our BR...
  10. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2008
    New Durham NH
    I have a mixed flock of 22, and I have one hen, I dont know who it is, but she lays a double yolked egg EVERYDAY! for two weeks now, we find this monster egg, in a different spot or nest. I have a sneaking suspicion that it is my young buff Orp, but she is so young, (June 9th hatching) that I just cant believe its her. My only other choices tho (that lay bigger eggs) is cochins, or my much older RIR's, and they usually are speckled!

    So, I have a great layer, but I dont know WHO she is, does that count?!

    can you guess which one is the double yolker?

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