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Best LARGE egg layers??

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I'd like to know what you think are some of the best chickens that lay large eggs are?   And would rather they by brown eggs,  and be pretty chickens--not something standard like RIR.  (No offense to you RIR lovers, but those are what the folks always had, and I want something a bit more colorful and "exotic" if possible.   I have 3 cucoo Marans that I love, and will try to get a couple more of them, but want some variety.  any ideas on large brown egg layers?

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post #2 of 7

Wyandottes,Delawares,Sussex,welsummer, Jersey Giant just to name a few.smile

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My red & black sex-links lay the biggest brown eggs I've ever seen. It was a very tight squeeze to close a jumbo sized carton. But there was only one, that I know about, that was double yolked and they hatched just fine.

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post #4 of 7

I'm waiting for my multitudes of pullet chicks to lay (which won't be until mid-August), but my Australorp hens lay very large eggs and lay quite well, considering they are all about 8 years old.  ~ Oaknim

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post #5 of 7

Orpintons are excellent layers of large brown eggs

post #6 of 7
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Thanks for all the replies.   Seems like I should be able to pick some pretty ones from this, and have a fun, colorful flock.
I have, among my EE's and 3 Marans, 3 Black Sumatra young hens, and they are laying like the dickens, but small white eggs.  No one seems interested in small white eggs. sad

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post #7 of 7
Try pickling them. Those seem to sell really well.
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