Layer Chickens: 4 Chicken breeds that will get you more eggs
Layer birds are good producers of eggs. These chickens are grown and managed on farms for commercial egg production. However, they are not limited to commercial farms. Layer chickens do well in the back of a yard. If managed properly, they can supply a household with fresh eggs every week. In this article, AgriGrind presents four layer breeds for your right pick.
1. Rhode Island Red
This breed was developed in America and it is popular in West Africa. Rhode Island Red birds are dual-purpose breeds, they are used either for meat or egg purpose. Rhode Island Red hens are good eggs producers. Besides being good layers, they are easy to manage, very hardy and docile.
Egg: Rhode Island Red chicken will produce 250 eggs in a year. These eggs are brown and large.
2. The White Leghorn
Developed in Italy, this is another breed popular in West Africa. They are good egg producers and perform well under a free-range farming system.
Egg: Each bird produces an average of 240 eggs per year. These eggs are white and large.
This is an Australian breed with blue, black, and white varieties. They mainly use birds of this breed for laying eggs; in fact, Australorp chicken was developed for such a purpose.
Egg: Australorp chicken will produce not less than 250 eggs in a year. These eggs are brown and large.
This is another American breed. Wyandotte is considered a dual-purpose breed because of its heavy weight and also productive egg laying ability.
Egg: Wyandotte chicken produces 200 eggs each year. These eggs are large brown eggs.