What is the BEST Egg Laying Chicken?

by Ajeet
(India)

Which is the most popular breed of chicken in India for egg production?


Ajeet

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Jan 12, 2010
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Best Layers Are...
by: Meg

I don't know which is the most popular breed in India! However, the best egg producers are leghorns (these are, however, difficult to keep in their pen as they fly well). For their size they lay the biggest eggs of any breed. They also have a large comb, which means they can rapidly cool themselves so are well suited to hot climates.

The other "best" purebred egg layer is the Rhode Island Red. A much bigger bird and easier to confine.

The next best option to purebreds are the modern commercial egg producing hybrids (these have leghorn in them) such as the hyline, ISA brown and golden comet.
Cheers
Meg

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