Reay to add chickens to your hobby farm? Hear is a list of the best chickens for eggs. The chart below will help you with egg size, number of eggs each hen will lay in a given year along with cold tolerant hens if you live in colder regions. Having fresh eggs on your farm is a great thing and the hens will keep you smiling.
Best egg laying chickens
If you are looking for the Best egg laying chickens here is a list of the top hens on the list. The cart below of the Best Egg Laying Chickens will provide some frequently ask questions about each hen. I think you can find what ever type of hen in this list to meet your egg producing needs.
15 Chicken breeds for eggs
- Hybrid – Most common know is the Golden Comet
- Plymouth Rocks
- Rhode Island Reds
- New Hampshires
- Euskal Oiloas
Best laying hens
Best Egg Laying Chickens (Chart)
|Breed||Eggs/Year||Egg Size||Egg Color||Cold Hardy|
|Golden Comet||250-300||Large to Extra Large||Usually a dark red-brown color||Yes|
|Rhode Island red||250||Large to Extra Large||Brown||Yes|
|Sussex||250||Large||Vary from brown to creamy white||Yes|
|Ancona||200||Large||White||Extremely winter hardy|
|Buff Orpington||180-280||Large||Extremely winter hardy||Yes|
|Barnevelder||200||Large||Light speckled brown to dark chocolate-brown||Yes|
|Marans||180-220||Large||Rich dark brown||Yes|
|Leghorn||250-280||Medium to Large||White||No|
|Ameraucana||250||Medium||Shades of blue||Yes|
|Hamburg||150-200||Small to Medium||White||Yes|
What chicken lays the most eggs per year?
- Lohmann Brown 320 eggs per year
- Isa Brown 300 eggs per year
- Golden Comet 250-300 eggs per year
What are the best chickens for beginners?
The following list of chickens are great beginner chickens. Take into consideration what your are looking for in the type of chickens and the type of climate you live in. extreme weather conditions in cold and heat can play a big roll in the health of your chickens. Learn what you need to provide the chickens in their diet, housing and watering to provide them a health low stress living conditions.
10 Best chickens for beginners
- Rhode Island Reds
- Barred Plymouth Rock
- Jersey Giant
- Easter Egger
- Buff Orpingtons