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What Are The Best Egg Laying Chickens For Your Family Farm?

Here we will focus on the top six breeds to choose from

What Are The Best Egg Laying Chickens For Your Family Farm?

What Are The Best Egg Laying Chickens For Your Family Farm?

(Family Redoubt) – Chickens lay eggs all year round – with a highly productive hen, you’re looking at 200 or more eggs per year. So choose your breeds wisely and you’ll be a well-stocked homesteader, egg-wise, with only a couple of chickens in your flock. Check out this great infographic:

 

Here we will focus on the top six breeds to choose from.

1. Plymouth Rock

Good To Know:

  • Class: American
  • Size: Heavy
  • Hardy in winter: Yes

Egg Facts:

  • Egg Laying: Very Good (4/week)
  • Egg Color: Brown
  • Egg Size: Large

2. Rhode Island

Good To Know:

  • Class: American
  • Size: Heavy
  • Hardy In Winter: Yes

Egg Facts:

  • Egg Laying: Excellent (5/perweek)
  • Egg Color: Brown
  • Egg Size: X-Large

 

3. Leghorn (White)

Good To Know:

  • Class: Mediterranean
  • Size: Medium
  • Hardy In Winter: Yes

Egg Facts:

  • Egg Laying: Very Good (4/week)
  • Egg Color: White
  • Egg Size: X-Large

 

4. Wyandotte

Good To Know:

  • Class: American
  • Size: Heavy
  • Hardy In Winter: Yes

Egg Facts:

  • Egg Laying: Very Good (4/week)
  • Egg Color: Brown
  • Egg Size: Large

5. Sussex

Good To Know:

  • Class: English
  • Size: Heavy
  • Hardy In Winter: Yes

Egg Facts:

  • Egg Laying: Very Good (4/week)
  • Egg Color: Light Brown
  • Egg Size: Large

 

6. Australorp

Good To Know:

  • Class: English
  • Size: Heavy
  • Hardy In Winter: Yes

Egg Facts:

  • Egg Laying: Excellent (5/week)
  • Egg Color: Brown
  • Egg Size: Large

 

This article was adapted from an article at Homesteading,com

Related: How To Safely Preserve Eggs

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