Best LARGE egg layers??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JudyMcKinn, May 12, 2007.

  1. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Songster

    Jan 24, 2007
    SW MO
    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?
  2. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Wyandottes,Delawares,Sussex,welsummer, Jersey Giant just to name a few.[​IMG]
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    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.
  4. Oaknim

    Oaknim In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2007
    Sylvia, KS
    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
  5. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    Orpintons are excellent layers of large brown eggs
  6. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Songster

    Jan 24, 2007
    SW MO
    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. [​IMG]
  7. Bama Chicken

    Bama Chicken Chirping

    Jun 30, 2013
    Talladega, Al
    Try pickling them. Those seem to sell really well.

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