Choose The Best Egg Laying Chicken Breed For You!

Choosing the best egg-laying chicken breed for your backyard or homestead is not as straightforward as you might think. There are hundreds of chicken breeds to choose from and various factors to consider. This article will help you choose the best chicken for your situation.

Lohmann Brown

Have you heard of the German hybrid, the Lohmann Brown? She will lay an astounding 350 eggs annually!


A rare and relatively unknown breed but one of the best egg-laying chickens. The Hamburg is a favorite exhibition chicken breed of ancient origins.

Heritage Breed or Commercial Hybrid?



Another striking chicken breed from the Mediterranean class, the Minorca hen lays the largest and whitest eggs from all the other white layers. An excellent forager, dual-purpose breed, and hardy chicken that does not generally go broody.

Fluffy French Beauty —Faverolle

English Orpington

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