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Biggest Brown Egg Layer

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by annieroo, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. annieroo

    annieroo Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there one particular chicken breed that lays the largest brown egg? Hubby is asking what I want for Christmas and I'm looking into ordering some chicks online to arrive in Spring. I'm considering ordering Jersey Black Giants, New Hampshire Reds, Rhode Island Reds, or Barred Rocks.

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I have a small pool to draw from, but I've had barred rocks, buff orps, rirs and black sex-links. The sex-links lay hands down the larger egg. I'm always thinking they're double yolkers, nope, just big eggs!
     
  3. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Out of my brown egg layers my BO lays the biggest.
     
  4. OverEggstended

    OverEggstended Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My New Hampshires lay really big,gorgeous brown eggs. Many will not fit in an egg carton... but they are in their first season of laying. All are at least as big as an extra large store egg. We get one a day from each chicken.

    They are great free range birds and ever so slightly broody as well...in case you were gonna breed them.
     
  5. jaboo81

    jaboo81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 red sex links, some people call them production reds. They lay extra large brown eggs everyday. They are huge compared to my other laying hens eggs. They have very good temperments also. Got mine from Ideal Hatchery.
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    My Australorp eggs are bigger and a little darker than my BO's. They also lay better and are a bit friendlier.

    No one lays double yolkers, though. Darn.
     
  7. sheetmetalpete

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    My production reds lay dark(er) brown eggs that are consistently larger than the rest.
     
  8. itsmyobsession

    itsmyobsession Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 Austrolorps, they are super friendly, lay great and their eggs are bigger than any of my other breeds.
     
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  9. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard sex links lay the biggest but I don't have any of those so can't speak from experience. My BO laid HUGE eggs when she first started laying but they've gotten smaller over the last couple of months. My BA lay consistent large eggs. They're very pretty too, a couple of mine lay speckled ones.
     
  10. annieroo

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    Thanks so much for the feedback. This has helped me narrow things down considerably. I think I may be going in the sex-link direction as well as New Hampshire Reds. I'm pretty sure my Aunt had given me a red sex-link with some other chickens she had to get rid of and she layed huge eggs, one was 6 3/4 inches around. I should have taken a picture of it but of course i didn't, just used it for breakfast! LOL
     

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