What Is the Best Chicken Breed for Laying Eggs?

What Is the Best Chicken Breed for Laying Eggs?

What Is the Best Chicken Breed for Laying Eggs?

The white leghorn is the best chicken breed for laying eggs, notes CountryFarm-Lifestyles. Leghorns produce white eggs and are a Mediterranean class bird.

Plymouth Rock hens and Rhode Island red hens are also heavy egg producers. Black star, red star, light Sussex, cuckoo Maran- and barred rock hens are also good egg producers, states EggLayingChickens. The different breeds lay heavily in different months, so if year-round eggs are desired, a flock of mixed breeds will produce the most consistent number of eggs year-round. A mixed flock can also be expected to produce a mixed color batch of eggs, with some of the top laying breeds producing white eggs and some producing brown eggs.