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Do jersey giant lay jumbo eggs
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We have five chickens, all about 21 weeks old.  We have two Americaunas, one Rhode Island Red, a Gold Sex Link, and a Barred Rock.  I don't believe the Americaunas are laying yet, as we haven't had blue-green eggs, just brown ones.  We've been getting eggs for about two weeks now, averaging just under one a day.  I think that one of the other three just started laying, though, as this morning I found the biggest chicken egg I've ever seen!  It totally dwarfs all the others.  I don't think it's from the Sex Link, because I'm nearly certain she was the first.  Therefore, either the Red or the Rock just started laying, and it's a monster.  Any thoughts on which it might be?  I want to hang a blue ribbon around her neck!

 

Here's a comparison: 

 

And here it is, not fitting into a large size egg box:

 

 

Thanks for your help!  

 

Bill

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Just an update on the egg I posted about.  I went to the post office to weigh this bugger.  And, did a little research.  It seems the average jumbo egg is 2.5 oz.  This one is 2.9!

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New here.

 

Couple of posts made me think.

 

Just weighed my Orpington / Wyandotte x's first eggs.  Egg 1 - 1.125 oz.  Egg 2 - 1.375 oz.  Egg 3 - 1.5 oz. Egg 4 - 1.625 oz.  I use a deli meat scale.

 

Wanting one more brood ready by snowfall.  Thinking of swapping eggs with my aunt's Rhode Islands.  Pullet is already trying to nest on 4 eggs.  Thoughts?

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New here.

 

Couple of posts made me think.

 

Just weighed my Orpington / Wyandotte x's first eggs.  Egg 1 - 1.125 oz.  Egg 2 - 1.375 oz.  Egg 3 - 1.5 oz. Egg 4 - 1.625 oz.  I use a deli meat scale.

 

Wanting one more brood ready by snowfall.  Thinking of swapping eggs with my aunt's Rhode Islands.  Pullet is already trying to nest on 4 eggs.  Thoughts?

Hi welcome-byc.gif ,

 Why not? If it doesn't work out, you can always sell the chicks.

 Best,

 Karen

Awaiting my lovely Large Fowl White Chanteclers coming this Aug.

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Awaiting my lovely Large Fowl White Chanteclers coming this Aug.

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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post #16 of 18
I have red star, aracana, white and black jersey giants, partridge rock, columbian Plymouth Rock. And the red star are the largest eggs with aracana to follow.
post #17 of 18

How is your Doberman with your Chickens?

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  A  GIANT EGG  from my new Hampshire red hen , BIG RED GIRL  : )

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