What Are The Best Chickens To Lay Eggs?
Some chicken breeders will offer Point of Lay chickens, and as the name suggests, these chickens are about to start laying. These chickens are usually around 4 to 6 months old.
The most consistent egg laying chickens include the ISA Brown, Leghorn, Australian Langshan, Rhode Island Red, Australorp, Wyandotte, Orpington breeds.
Can You Buy Fully Grown Chickens?
Be careful when buying fully grown, mature birds (older than 1 year) as they may be nearing the end of their egg production life. Mature chickens can be expensive to feed for little or no return.
Pet shops and breeders will often sell chickens that have been vaccinated for common poultry diseases so don’t forget to ask about this.
Breeding chickens from eggs can be a lot of fun and is a cheap way of gaining some feathered friends. But you need to be wary especially when buying eggs online.
If you buy from less reputable sources it is easy to be scammed with eggs that produce the wrong breed, are not purebred or they may be damaged in transit.
You’ll need to start incubating the eggs immediately at 18 degrees making sure you turn them twice a day. Eggs should hatch after about 21 days.