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post #1 of 18
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i have RIR, Domaneckers and buff orpingtons. and all i get out of these chickens are small  eggs! i have had them almost  year now and i am about to get rid of them. so what kind of chicken should i buy that lays either double yoke eggs, or  the big brown egg?

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post #2 of 18

...maybe try a different signature line...wink
Seriously, though: I have Barred Rocks, they're a year old, and lay a pretty good size, light brown egg...

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SEVEN FEATHERS FARM: 3 dogs, 2 cats, 3 goats, 2 ducks, 16 chickens and 1 fish. "But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy!" (Plutarch)
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post #3 of 18

Double yolked eggs are a abnormality that happens when a new layer is still getting her egg laying cycle together. They lay double yolks for a little while, the their cycle gets into its natural rythem and the lay single yolks.

I don't know why your RIR's aren't laying large eggs.
Mine lay large to extra large, just like my barred rocks and sex links do.

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post #4 of 18

My Marans lay a very dark and very large egg.  I have also found that almost all of the sex linked birds lay quite large eggs.  My Marans do not lay every day but the eggs are huge and certainly dark.

post #5 of 18

RIR's White Rocks, Balck Ausssies, SLW's.  Your RIR should be laying a nice big brown egg.  My RIR's are only 22 weeks old and they are laying large eggs.

What are you feeding your girls?  My husband thinks our chickens started laying so early because of all the treats they get each day.

post #6 of 18

we have six red sexlinks and we have been getting large to jumbo since they started laying 8/3

I actually started tracking the sizes this weekend

so far on friday we got 2.7 oz, 2.6 oz, 2.1 oz, 2.1 oz and 1.9 oz, forgot to weigh the last one but I think probably 1.9 oz  (the 2.7 and 2.6  were double yokers)

sat we got 1.9, 2.6, 2.0, 2.0, 2.5 and 2.0

today we got 2, 2.1, 1.8 (slacker tongue ), 1.9, 2.1 and 2.2


we have gotten at least 2 other double yoke eggs including our 1st egg on 8/3

Kit

wife to Rob, Mom to Taylor (13), Davan(11) and Kyla (8), 1 dog (Ginger) 1 cat (Springer), and 5 Red sexlinks (annabelle, speedy, shaky, Lemonade and Peachy) and 5 silkies (Butterscotch, Mama, Daisy, Trouble, Elf)
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wife to Rob, Mom to Taylor (13), Davan(11) and Kyla (8), 1 dog (Ginger) 1 cat (Springer), and 5 Red sexlinks (annabelle, speedy, shaky, Lemonade and Peachy) and 5 silkies (Butterscotch, Mama, Daisy, Trouble, Elf)
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post #7 of 18

Our Cinnamon Queens lay nice Large brown eggs , they are also a very docile breed.

   Fay

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Missouri NPIP Certified      http://frizzledfeathersfarm.com/
Hatching eggs for sale : Standard:Frizzle Cochin /Bantam- Cochins:Mottled,Frizzle White/Buff & Mixed Color Pen.
Chicks for Sale : Standard:Fizzle Cochin B/B,Light Sussex/Coro recessive/Bantam Cochin:Mottled B/BL,White,Buff Frizzle Cochins,Frizzle mixed color pen.
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post #8 of 18
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i feed them southern states laying pellets 16% protein. and what ever i pick over from the garden! i got one brown Leghorn that lays a giant egg but she does that only once a week. other then that i get small eggs and i am trying to sell them but when all i get is small eggs i am forced to sell them for .50 a dozen so i can get rid of them and even at that price i still have a hard time selling them.

Dont expect anything and you won't be disappointed

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post #9 of 18

I have a black sex link hen that lays XL to Jumbo size eggs everyday.

Shavon

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Shavon

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post #10 of 18

You could call your local feed store and they probably can order you a plain chicken that is breed for their eggs only. They are called browns and blacks. They are not fancy. Just a chicken.

Was the only female in the house until I got chickens......Wife, Mother of 2 boys, owner of 2 dogs, MANY chickens and a duck or two.
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