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Jun 8, 2015 ... Most beginners are looking for chickens which are easy to keep, lay lots ... are one of the easiest and most popular egg laying chickens around.


Here are some best egg laying chickens for beginners. As a beginner, you have to choose relatively docile, healthy and productive breeds that can produce ...


You don't need a rooster in order for your hens to lay eggs. You do need a rooster if you want to raise chicks, though, to fertilize the eggs. Many communities that ...


Hens will lay through spring and summer and into the fall, as long as they have 12 to 14 hours of daylight. Expect to collect eggs daily, or even twice a day.


Here's the second post of a beginner's guide from The Old Farmer's Almanac. ... The hens are medium- rather than high-laying chickens, but the eggs are larger ...


Mar 7, 2016 ... Chickens are extremely flock-oriented, so a good starter flock size is no fewer than three chickens. Some breeds lay colored eggs, so if that's ...


As a beginner, you want a chicken breed that meets the following characteristics: ... Egg-laying hens will typically lay approximately 200 brown eggs every year.


Jun 20, 2012 ... For beginning backyard chicken farmers, choosing what breeds of chickens ... For laying hens, choose a breed known for high egg production.


Jul 11, 2014 ... But I'll be damned if three of our six backyard chickens didn't lay until after 26 weeks had passed. One has yet to lay a single egg and is now at ...