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Chickens: Brown or Black Layers?
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Which one is better?
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Blacks lay larger eggs than browns. But blacks are more affected by heat when it's hot (black color attracts heat). Blacks start laying at a later age than browns and finally, blacks lay for a longer period of time than browns.

However, browns are more profitable to raise because they lay larger number of eggs in a shorter period of time and so, they consume less feed per dozen eggs laid.
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#3
I'm suspecting that in areas where large eggs fetch more price, black layers will be more profitable.
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(01-31-2015, 09:11 PM)FarmKing Wrote: I'm suspecting that in areas where large eggs fetch more price, black layers will be more profitable.

I think so too.
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(11-26-2014, 08:18 PM)Henlus Wrote: Blacks lay larger eggs than browns. But blacks are more affected by heat when it's hot (black color attracts heat). Blacks start laying at a later age than browns and finally, blacks lay for a longer period of time than browns.

However, browns are more profitable to raise because they lay larger number of eggs in a shorter period of time and so, they consume less feed per dozen eggs laid.

Your comparative analysis did not cove the susceptibility to disaeses, FCR, etc.
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(02-18-2015, 01:02 PM)ASOKEM Wrote: Your comparative analysis did not cove the susceptibility to disaeses, FCR, etc.

I don't think the disease issue is any different between them. Black will have better FCR wrt meat.
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#7
Is all about understanding what u want and which to go for
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#8
Thanks for the replies so far.
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