Top Ten Egg Laying Breeds

For many people the main incentive of raising backyard chickens is a fresh supply of eggs. I still remember walking down to my chickens’ nesting boxes for the first time and picking up those warm fresh eggs!

But one thing most beginners don’t know is that the breed of chicken you get makes a huge impact on the amount of eggs you should expect to receive each day.

Certain breeds, such as Japanese Bantams tend not to lay eggs at all, whereas Hybrid hens can lay more than 280 eggs per year- nearly an egg every day.

Choosing the right breed is crucial if you want fresh eggs all year long, so we’ve drawn up a list of our favourite top 10 egg laying chickens.

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