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Egg Laying - What Are the Best Chicken Breeds for Eggs?


By Rahau MihaiPublished about a year ago 3 min read

If you know what to look for, picking a breed of chicken for eggs is not that difficult. There are simply a few simple questions you need to ask yourself. Do I need brown or white eggs? Do I need livestock or a pet? What much of room do I have? Should I hatch any more chickens?

Golden Comet and hybrid

In order to maximize your efforts, hybrid chickens like the Golden Comet have been designed to consume less food and lay more eggs. Although not the first hybrid chicken, the comet is unquestionably the most well-liked. Each year, these hybrid chickens lay around 280 medium-sized brown eggs. In comparison to other chicken breeds, hybrids are strong tiny animals that are more resistant to illness and sickness. The drawback of this breed is that it seldom becomes broody, therefore it's definitely not the ideal option if you want to raise hens from eggs.

RIR's (Rhode Island Red's)

Each year, RIRs produce roughly 250 medium-brown eggs. The majority of backyard chicken keepers and novice poultry owners choose this breed. Reds are referred to be the versatile bird. These birds have a reputation for looking after themselves. In addition to their stunning coloration, the reason reds are so popular is because they are pleasant, docile birds that farmers employ for meat and eggs.


Yet another amusing cartoon is Foghorn Leghorn. That cartoon is probably the main factor in their continued popularity today, besides their dazzling white stance. Unfortunately, although many people think that America is where Leghorns first appeared, this is untrue. This breed was introduced to America in the 1800s and has since become a well-liked farm bird. Italians first domesticated leghorn chickens, which produce 250 medium-sized white eggs annually. While Leghorns are not renowned for being sociable, this breed is not known for being violent. Due to their bashful disposition, they are a skittish breed that isn't very simple to train.


The Maran chicken breed is renowned for its high-quality meat and dark brown eggs. These birds lay around 200 medium sized eggs every year. Marans like to remain near to their homes, therefore they need very little area to move about. Despite their reputation as loving birds, they may be difficult to tame because of their timidity. Because of this, keeping this breed as a pet would need a lot of care and attention. Nevertheless, it's a lovely bird and a "eggcellent" meat and egg layer. A fantastic addition to any flock or farm!

Orpington buff

The chicken breed known as Buff Orpington is last but by no means least. The Orpington is a peaceful bird that makes a wonderful pet and garden bird. These birds like mingling, so they will linger around with you and readily consume food from your hand. The buff lays 180 regular-sized, white eggs every year and has a dense coat of golden-yellow feathers. This breed creates an excellent hatching hen and is notorious for getting broody. The buff breed produces somewhat less eggs annually because to its exceptional broodiness. In fact, since this species is so adept at sitting on its eggs, farms sometimes employ buffs to hatch the eggs of other chickens and birds, such domestic ducks, who are poor egg hatchers.

Which breed of chicken produces the greatest eggs?

The greatest breed of chicken for eggs ultimately relies on your demands. Need you a broody hen? Orpington is flawless. If you need a lot of eggs with little work or food, the Golden Comet bird is ideal. If you're seeking for a pleasant pet, consider Rhode Island Reds. If you're short on room, you might choose the Maran breed of chicken. Do you just need white eggs? White, medium-sized eggs of the greatest quality are produced by leghorns.


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