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What breed of chicken lays mostly jumbo eggs? Also what chicken breed lays the most eggs.

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I've noticed it soooo much depends on the individual chicken. I have four Wyandottes. Two lay the biggest eggs you can even imagine, they don't even fit in the carton. The other two lay medium eggs.  I think there are breeds you can count on NOT to lay jumbos... in my experience, cochins, silkies, EEs, ameraucanas, minorcas, and pretty much all the "exotic" breeds lay medium to small eggs. I've never gotten a big egg from any of them.

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I have a couple New Hampshire's that lay Jumbo.  It's funny cuz one of the hens would be lucky to weigh in at 5 lbs.

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My gold sexlink is amazing....she lays jumbo and she herself is only around 4-pounds.  This is an amazing feed-conversion.  Not only are her eggs jumbo (sometimes on a 'bad day' she lays extra large)--- but her eggs are nearly daily.  This summer she laid 106 eggs for 106-days in a row.  Took a day off, and started up again.   She has also sometimes lays a 'mega' sized egg...   (from the australian wikipedia -- over 2.75 oz)

Now I suspect not all gold sexlinks could duplicate this performance...but I am sold on the hybrid.  Add to that she is calm and very friendly.  She truly is the 'wonder chicken'.  Good luck with your search.

If you go to my BYC page, then go to the 'charts-and-quotes' there is a table of the ounces/grams for eggs and their sizes.


Edited by ChicKat - 12/13/11 at 5:41pm

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Golden comets lay the biggest eggs i have ever seen. Mine used to lay eggs as big as ducks eggs.

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My white leghorns lay some really good sized eggs!  If I have jumbo cartons, I can't close the lids when their eggs are in them.  They also lay pretty consistently.

Married SAHM with 2 sons (1 grown, 1 in elementary school), former Canine Companions for Independence puppy raiser (www.cci.org), 1 Yellow Lab, 2 cats, 1 pet rat, 2 African-drawf frogs, and a menagerie of organically raised/fed chickens - breeds include Iowa Blues, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Easter Eggers, Australorps, White Leghorns, Golden Laced Wyandotts, Buff Orpingtons, and 1 Frizzle.
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post #7 of 9

The OP has posted 5 times.  All thread starting posts, to which he/she has never responded on any of his/her own threads. Asked a slightly different way, this question as already been asked.  Here are the topics.

jumbo egg laying chicken breeds by godisgood    
What chicken breed lays the most eggs? by godisgood 
what turkey breed lays the most eggs? by godisgood 
Would a turkey protect chickens? by godisgood    
What chicken breed lays the biggest egg? by godisgood

There is a pattern of asking.  How about a bit more dialog?

 

 

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Fred's Hens :

The OP has posted 5 times.  All thread starting posts, to which he/she has never responded on any of his/her own threads. Asked a slightly different way, this question as already been asked.  Here are the topics.

jumbo egg laying chicken breeds by godisgood    
What chicken breed lays the most eggs? by godisgood 
what turkey breed lays the most eggs? by godisgood 
Would a turkey protect chickens? by godisgood    
What chicken breed lays the biggest egg? by godisgood

There is a pattern of asking.  How about a bit more dialog?


Interesting...............  Ahhhh but were all the answers all the same to all the questions posted.  ;O)

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

In every generation there has to be some fool who will speak the truth as he sees it. - Pasternak

 

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

Cream Legbar Club  www.creamlegbarclub.com

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"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

In every generation there has to be some fool who will speak the truth as he sees it. - Pasternak

 

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

Cream Legbar Club  www.creamlegbarclub.com

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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by LiLRedCV 

My white leghorns lay some really good sized eggs!  If I have jumbo cartons, I can't close the lids when their eggs are in them.  They also lay pretty consistently.


I agree big_smile

just a mom of three teens, 6 RIR, 9 Leghorn,  5 BO, 5 EE,  8 mixed breed chickens, 3 dogs, 20 some cats, and 22 angus... 

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just a mom of three teens, 6 RIR, 9 Leghorn,  5 BO, 5 EE,  8 mixed breed chickens, 3 dogs, 20 some cats, and 22 angus... 

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