Top 10 Egg Laying Chickens
You have decided to raise chickens for egg production in order to become more self-sufficient. One of the first questions you might ask yourself is, “which breed is a prolific producer of eggs?” Choosing from the hundreds of breeds available can be a daunting task, but if your goal is eggs there are a few breeds that stand apart. Also consider, how many eggs can I really utilize? Sure, it is easy to pick from the top producing breeds, but consider just how many eggs they will make.
From experience, if you err on the side of more eggs, beyond taking care of the chickens you will be finding new homes for all of your eggs. Some breeds will nearly produce an egg per day, for a normal family, these eggs will quickly pile up from just a half a dozen chickens. The good news is fresh eggs last quite a bit longer than the store bought variety. Either way, chickens can be a nice, low maintenance addition to your family. Take a look at this article and pick a breed from this list that is best suited for your area. Then enjoy an abundance of eggs.
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