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The Best Egg Laying Chickens For Your Homestead

Whether you're looking to turn a profit from your farm or just getting serious about living that homestead life, your next step is to find out what the best egg laying chickens are. Continue reading and find out which chicken breeds will suit your egg production needs.


Top 10 Best Egg Laying Chickens


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. Let’s see these 10 well-known and productive egg layers with this impressive infographic:




Top 10 Chicken Breeds

 

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

 



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

 

7. Chantecler


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

 

8. Minorca


Good To Know:

  • Class: Mediterranean

  • Size: Heavy

  • Hardy In Winter: No


Egg Facts:

  • Egg Laying: Very Good (4/week)

  • Egg Color: White

  • Egg Size: X-Large

 

9. Delaware


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

 

10. Star


Good To Know:

  • Class: Not Recognized

  • Size: Medium

  • Hardy In Winter: Yes


Egg Facts:

  • Egg Laying: Excellent (5/per week)

  • Egg Color: Brown

  • Egg Size: Large

 

Well, my fellow homesteaders, as you can see there is quite the selection of excellent egg-laying chickens. This list can be a good starting point to start a flock. From here, you can start narrowing down which breed or two will work best in your weather and suit your lifestyle. Enjoy chicken keeping!

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