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post #11 of 33

I have a Buff orp and she lays a jumbo size egg my mom asks for those. She keeps asking me to get more chickens that lay only jumbo. lol  My min pin Outlaw gets a bantam egg every morning for breakfast no one wants the little egg. He don't seem to mind at all. smile

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post #12 of 33

I actually think my bantam eggs are the best. But all fresh eggs are so good. You would never eat another store bought egg if you don't have to. Did a taste test with first fresh eggs and store bought eggs. The diff. is amazing.


   To missshepherdess, I also have comets they lay wonderful eggs and are my favorite chickens. So friendly.

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and 2 cats Izzy and Bubba
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post #13 of 33

I'm so glad I found this discussion because I have been wondering the exact same thing! big_smile   I'm also glad to see that Orpingtons have yummy eggs because that is one of the breeds I'm considering. 

Has anyone tasted an egg from an Australorp?  I don't see much about them in the discussions, but this is the breed I'm most interested in.

post #14 of 33
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Originally Posted by soimcrazy 

I'm sure everyone will have their own different opinion, but what chicken breed do you think produces the best tasting eggs?


Yours, of course

post #15 of 33

I have a Red X link and an EE.  My EE hen is much larger but is not as dependable about laying.  She lays about 5 days a week, whereas my Red has not missed a day since the first week she started laying.
That being said, Red's eggs are larger and brown, but are not as "salty" tasting as my smaller blue egg's I get from my EE.  I prefer the taste of my EE hen's eggs, and their diet has to be almost exactly the same, so not sure why the taste diff.  hu
Jill

post #16 of 33

I have both Australorps and Orpingtons. My Australorps lay a slightly smaller egg then the Orpingtons but have been more consistent layers especially in the heat of the summer.

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post #17 of 33

My leghorn lays every day without fail. The others sometimes skip a day. she is a white leghorn and they have been good big eggs from day one! no pullet eggs from her! ErinM

3 Australorps, 2 ameracaunas, 1 white wyandotte bantams,  1 buff brahma bantam,2 red sex links, 1 black sex link, 2 barred rocks, 1 buff orp and 3 unknown chicks.
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3 Australorps, 2 ameracaunas, 1 white wyandotte bantams,  1 buff brahma bantam,2 red sex links, 1 black sex link, 2 barred rocks, 1 buff orp and 3 unknown chicks.
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post #18 of 33

I have cochins they lay a medium size brown egg. My DH was kind of iffy about eating eggs that came out of our chickens butts:P (I know that's where all eggs come from, go figure). Ater seeing the difference  in color of the yoke and how good they taste he is gunhoe about it now.big_smile


Edited by magikchick - 10/27/07 at 5:01am
COCHINS-Standard in penciled partridge and buff. Bantam in barred, black and splash with frizzles. Lavender bantams none now hens went broody. SILKIES- blue, black and blue partridge. Showgirls just for fun. NPIP
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COCHINS-Standard in penciled partridge and buff. Bantam in barred, black and splash with frizzles. Lavender bantams none now hens went broody. SILKIES- blue, black and blue partridge. Showgirls just for fun. NPIP
                                                                ~FEATHERFOOT FARM~
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post #19 of 33

Go here and scroll down to the chart that says Free-range EggTest Results, 2007.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Whole-Foods-and-Cooking/2007-10-01/Tests-Reveal-Healthier-Eggs.aspx

Just a few tested, seems red sex links are pretty good, and the mixed breeds too. (for health not necessarily taste)

Another chart for free ranged vs. caged
http://www.motherearthnews.com/gallery.aspx?id=117586&seq=1

But we already new this stuff, didn't we.

post #20 of 33

Some of my hens are better foragers than others.  In my flock, the australorps and australorp/EE mixes forage more, preferring to seek plants, bugs, seeds while the light brahmas tend to eat more from the feeder.  Lazy eaters....

Its a personal thing, but I prefer the taste of dark orange-yolked eggs from the australorps to those of my brahmas.  I don't have any orpingtons, so I can't make a comparison there. 

If you want to choose a breed based on the foraging ability, try Henderson's Chicken Breed Chart


Edited by hencackle - 10/27/07 at 8:26am
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