Ancona

Ancona's are brilliant layers, they begin laying earlier than other breeds,they produce 240 big (for their size) White eggs. Although flighty at first once they have settled in you should find they are a friendly, active and just fun to watch!

They like to roost up high and are excellent climbers - so their run must be extra secure or have complete free range. They rarely go broody and are economical to keep so make the perfect bantam egg layer.