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3 Different Chicken Breeds That Make The Best Laying Hens

If you want to read a full transcript of this video, please find it below.

If you would like to read how I think that this video compares to other videos about egg laying chickens on YouTube, click here.

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There are so many chicken breeds out there and it’s hard to choose which ones you are going to get your backyard coop.

Today I am going to show you three of my favorites but I’m sure you are going to have success with.  Let’s go.

I’m Becky I used to live in the consumer  rat race just like you.  but one day I’ve had enough so I sold it all.

I moved to the country and built my own log cabin with my own two hands.

Now I spend my time discovering  new ways of living a simple healthy lifestyle with more free time and way less stress.  then sharing what I’ve learnt with you.  welcome to Becky’s homestead.

I’m sure that if you have found out are a million different chicken breeds to choose from.  it makes it kind of hard.  so I am going to show you three breeds that I have that I absolutely love.  and I’m sure that your love them too.

This is my absolute favourite breed of chicken.  it is a black astralorp. They are so people friendly and so gentle  that even I can catch them and that is a miracle because I never can catch chickens  and these chickens just duck down and let me catch them.  I love that about them.

As you can see she’s a nice black colour and when the sun shines on her right here where oh where I’m patting her on the back  it’s like a shiny green colour and it looks really pretty.

They have black legs and they have white toenails  hair on their little feet.  this breed gets along with all the other hens in my coop-  they are just no trouble at all.

This is my favourite this gets a 10 out of 10 in my book.  so if you want a really nice breed of chicken for your family in your backyard coop,  I would highly highly recommend the Black Australorp.

Buff Orpington

This golden beauty Is a buff Orpington. This is another one of my favorites they are very pretty to look at.  it’s a poofy gold chicken.

They are fantastic egg layers,  they get along in the coop nicely with the other hens,  these are cold hardy as well.

She’s not very happy being on display.  they also come in other colours.

There are white orpingtons,  black orpingtons  and there is also blue orpingtons  and this is a buff Orpington which is gold.

It’s a very nice chicken,  it has white legs and white toenails and it lays brown eggs.  she’s a little Chatty but she’s a very nice chicken.  I highly recommend this breed for your backyard coop.

Barred Rock

This is a Barred Rock (number  three) another cold hardy, people friendly great laying hen.  One thing I want to mention about the Barred Rock though that is very important.  If you have just a small backyard coop,  you have to have all barred rocks  because there a little bossy and can be kind of mean if there are other breeds in the Coop with them.  so if you’re just going to have three or four chickens just have barred rocks.  or you can do what we do  and we have a great big coop and we have two barred rocks mixed in there with our other  breeds the barred rock is a very nice backyard chicken.

This is Mario- the biggest chicken of them all. He is so timid and he looks like the wimpiest dog on the planet. But Mario protect the Coop all night long  and nothing gets our chickens.  You wouldn’t think this little dog could do the job  to chase away a fox a raccoon an opossum But it just goes to show that even a small dog has a protective instincts.

There you have it,  3 my favourite chicken breeds.  I think that if you choose those for your backyard coop,  you won’t be disappointed. close quotes

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Best Chicken Breeds for Egg Laying Video #1 (Review and Full Transcript)

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There are Many chicken breeds and all lay eggs But only her a handful can be considered As best laying chicken breeds.

Here are the 8 best laying chicken breeds that you can keep

Rhode Island Reds, Cuckoo Maran, Black Star, Light Sussex, Barred Rock, Plymouth Rock, Red Star, Leghorn.

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The Best Breeds of Chicken for Egg Laying

Hello,

Do you want to know the best breed of chicken for egg laying?

In this post I will look closely at five of the most watched videos on YouTube that answer this question.

I have placed these videos in ascending order- the best video will be saved until last.

Video #5

In fifth place is this video by RaisingChickenGuide’s.

If you want to read from the full transcript of the video, click here.

So what are the best bits about this video?

check-mark-3-32Firstly, this video is just over three minutes long and so it will not take up much of your time. It is perfect if you have done of research on this topic already.

check-mark-3-32Secondly, this video lists eight breeds of chickens that are good egg layers.

check-mark-3-32Thirdly, there is no talking on the video. The information is presented as a slideshow. Therefore you can still watch this video if you are with other people and it will not disturb them.

And the worst bits?

crossmarkAlthough eight breeds are listed (together with a photo) there is no additional information to help you.

crossmarkAlso, although nearly half a million people have watched this video, the video was created four years ago.

crossmarkThe person who created the video only made one other video (which was also created four years ago) and so the channel isn’t active and that won’t help you in terms of asking any follow up questions that you might have. No comments have been made about this video.

Video #4

In fourth place is this video by Elliot Payne.

If you want to read from the full transcript of the video, click here.

So, what are the best bits about this video?

check-mark-3-32This is a very short video, lasting only a minute and a half.

check-mark-3-32It lists 5 different breeds of chickens that are great egg layers.

check-mark-3-32The video was created 6 months ago and there have been a few comments and replies to this video recently.

This shows that the Elliot is active and so there is a reasonable chance of a question being answered.

And the worst bits?

crossmarkOther than a list of breeds, there is no other useful information.

crossmarkThe video has no audio and just a soundtrack playing over it.

crossmarkAlthough the video was only created 6 months ago, Elliot has hasn’t made any other chicken related videos.

Video #3

In third place is this video created by IonBejenaru

If you want to read from the full transcript of the video, click here.

What are the best bits of this video?

check-mark-3-32 25 different breeds mentioned.

check-mark-3-32 The video is very short- just over one minute long.

check-mark-3-32 IonBejenaru has made other chicken related videos

And the worst bits?

crossmark Lots of the breeds that are listed seem pretty obscure.

crossmarkNo other helpful details included.

crossmarkNo commentary on the video.

crossmarkIt is just a photo slideshow.

Video #4

In second place is this video created by SaigonGameFowl

If you want to read from the full transcript of the video, click here.

So, what are the best bits about this video?

check-mark-3-32Lists five different breeds of chickens.

check-mark-3-32Has video footage of each breed.

check-mark-3-32Includes additional information about each breed.

check-mark-3-32SaigonGameFowl has created dozens of chicken related videos, over 10 in the last month alone.

check-mark-3-32SaigonGameFowl responds to any serious comments.

And the worst bits?

crossmarkThere is no audio.

Video #1

In second place is this video created by Becky’sHomestead.

If you want to read from the full transcript of the video, click here.

So, what are the best bits about this video?

check-mark-3-32Three good egg laying breeds are demonstrated.

check-mark-3-32Good quality and very watchable video with lots and lots of detail.

check-mark-3-32 Becky’s Homestead is a very active channel with lots of chicken keeping advice.

And the worst bits?

I don’t think there were any!

And that is the end of my quick review of five of the best videos on YouTube that you might want to watch if you need help or advice in your search for the best breed of egg laying chickens.