Best big brown eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by newbiecaroline, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. newbiecaroline

    newbiecaroline Songster

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    I have to change my order at McM I mentioned I wanted brown eggs and they ordered me white layers...so what are the best of the best brown layers for size ?
    I read so far Buff orps and New Hampshire is this true?
     
  2. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Songster

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    i have buff orp. and they are good layers.....but if you are just looking for a consistent hen that lays brown eggs you cant beat the black and red star.
     
  3. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    My Cuckoo Marans are the best layers i've had yet, and the eggs are huge despite them only having started laying a month ago.
     
  4. luvchickens

    luvchickens Hatching

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    I have a Red Star and she is the best layer! It don't matter if it is hot or cold. Also she is very friendly and smart!
     
  5. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Songster

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    the best brown egg layer i have ever had are turkens. i got an egg a day all through winter.
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Quote:I seond on this one. I own 4 and boy are there eggs big!
     
  7. coopist

    coopist Songster

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    You might consider Rhode Island Reds or Delawares as well. Some strains of Delaware even lay an actual jumbo size egg, but I don't know about McMurray's. I know Sand Hill has some that do.
     
  8. spottedtail

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    Caroline, you heard right about the New Hamps.

    Ours are just under 10 months old and they are already laying approximately 60% Large size and 40% Extra-Large. A Medium maybe twice a week.

    I'm going to try White Rocks this year, but the Hamps will be hard to beat.

    Good luck,
    spot
     
  9. chickenlover210

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    Quote:I say Rhode Island Reds (RIR'S)
     
  10. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    My standard cochins always seem to lay well, and I haven't had a broody one. The bantam cochins are another story, though.
    My standard cochin girls have always laid the biggest eggs, even bigger than the Wyandottes.
     

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