Jersey Giants and Egg Size

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TammyTX, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    My JG's have been laying for a few months now. Today I decided to start weighing my eggs by the gram. All eggs 45 grams and under went into a basket for our own use....well, to my surprise the large majority of them were the JG's eggs.
     
  2. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
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    For the size of them you would think they would lay an emu size egg but they don't [​IMG] just a normal smaller large egg-compared to our Rocks,and Delaware's but they sure are big and pretty-once they get out of the vulture stage [​IMG]
     
  3. thespinningcottage

    thespinningcottage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have certainly been egg-ucated by our red sex-links. Although only 4 or 5 pounds each, they lay jumbo eggs while our big 'ol barred rock lays medium sized eggs. When I hold the girls, I am always caught off guard by the difference in their body size and how the eggs can be so wrong for each body type! [​IMG]
     
  4. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
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    One of our red sex links lays such a big egg, one of the kids thought the duck had finally started to lay!
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I have Giants and Wyandottes, and they both lay the same sized eggs although the Giants are a much larger bird.
     
  6. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks like I'm going to be giving away their eggs instead of selling them. [​IMG] rats.
     
  7. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't have J G BUT most pullets will lay a much larger egg when they are about 1 yr old.
     
  8. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I don't have J G BUT most pullets will lay a much larger egg when they are about 1 yr old.

    I hope they will get bigger. I'm already getting 55+ gram eggs from some of my other girls.

    I even have one from an EE'r that is 91 grams!!
     
  9. Harrietsmum

    Harrietsmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 800 gram Australorp bantams lay 38-40 gram eggs! They only lay every second day but the egg size is impressive. They have only been laying for 6 weeks, I am hoping for their sake that their eggs do not get bigger as they mature.
     

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