Who Lays the Best Eggs: Frequency, size, color. ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mg15, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. mg15

    mg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I go all over the internet checking out different breeds> Which ones do I want ??
    Ohhh, my lots of searching.
    From your observations, who lays the best eggs ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    What color eggs do you want?
     
  3. rikithemonk

    rikithemonk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rhode Island Reds tend to be good layers. My 7 hens lay 6 eggs (on average) per day. They lay brown eggs.

    Riki
     
  4. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The following is my experience and opinion on the matter.

    Most important is to have good parent stock for the hens you choose. If the parents were not good producers the offspring most likely will not be good producers.
    My Black Austrolorp flock from days gone by were excellent layers of large to extra large brown eggs. I got 25+
    eggs a day from 30 ausseis. The Aussies I have now are not nearly as productive. I have 2 aussies and get perhaps 4 eggs a week when they are not molting or being broody.
    As for quality well that comes from what you feed them.
     
  5. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Orpington make great layers and will lay all winter. They lay brown eggs. In my experience if you leave a light on in the coop most breeds will lay during the winter and at a good pace. I have several different breeds and I get about 95 % egg on average. All lay large to jumbo. I get 45 eggs from about 50 hens.
     
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  6. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forget to say if you are not raising to sell and for just the family and fun. It is pretty much what you like. If you are going for sales I might suggest the production white or red.
     
  7. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    I agree with Choco Maran- Opringtons have to be the friendliest egg layers out there! They lay good sized light to dark brown eggs most everyday. My second rank would probably be Stars. I have 4 gold stars and get deep brown eggs every single day.
     
  8. mg15

    mg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the very dark brown, light brown and the blue and some pastels
     
  9. mg15

    mg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you say the production white or red, which are you meaning.
    At some point I would like to sell them, to paid for some of the feed.
     
  10. mg15

    mg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, that is good.
    I will be able to have 20 chickens as that is the size of the coop to hold that many.
     

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