I want Big Brown Eggs.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cscigu, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. cscigu

    cscigu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2014
    I didn't start this without researching some, and I've read what I can about breeds that lay large brown eggs. However, I've always trusted word of mouth more than scholarly or wikipedia type info.

    I've been raising chickens about 6 years. Last year I bought a cheap Hovabator to hatch some eggs, and enjoyed it. At that time, I wanted some Black Copper Marans, as I was after the dark egg layers. I had good luck with them. This year, I think I want to go after Jumbo layers. Like always, I like the brown eggs. I haven't had a double yolk layer for a couple years. We have coyote and hawk problems. I had a Rhode Island hen that laid some from time to time, but lost her. Have some red sex links, black sex links, and cuckoo maran hens also. The sex links are pretty darn good layers, but for variety, I'm thinking of buying some Welsummer hatching eggs. Never had them.

    What do you experts recommend for jumbo brown layers? I just like to explore.
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    I've always gotten the largest eggs from RIR and Orphingtons.
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    I've raised dozens of breeds and hybrids over the past 50 years, and you probably get the largest eggs (on average) with your Black Sex Links. Some of my Black Sex Links have laid huge eggs with double yolks not being uncommon.
  4. cscigu

    cscigu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2014
    Yeah, the sex links are a proven thing. A sane person would simply stick with them.
  5. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    For big eggs, I have to put in my vote on the sex link birds also. While I haven't had the Black's, I do have 3 of the Red's and their eggs are always much larger than the rest of the flock (RIR, BA, BR, SS and EE).

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