Jumbo egg layers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Mary Of Exeter, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which breeds lay jumbo sized eggs? Color of the egg isn't really that important to me, I would just like a breed who lays the biggest eggs.
     
  2. gottsegnet

    gottsegnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about the biggest of all, but my red sex link lays the largest in our little flock. (We have an Australorp, Rhode Island Red and Leghorn that are laying as well. Everyone else is still just pooing for their feed.) They're jumbo sized, larger than the large eggs we buy in the store. She's also the most faithful, laying a beautiful brown egg almost every morning.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    The only one of my girls that lays JUMBO is my Golden Cuckoo Marans... My Dellie X GCMarans Lay some large eggs that usually have two yolks.
     
  4. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I had a scale for my eggs. I'd like to know what size they classify as. I know in the past few weeks I've gotten two huge double yolkers.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    My Barred rock lays jumbo sized eggs.
     
  6. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

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    According to the Henderson Chicken Chart, Delawares lay the largest eggs.
    That hasn't been the case in my flock. An Australorp that I used to have, consistently laid the largest egg of any hen I have ever owned.
    My Cuckoo Marans and Turkens lay the largest eggs in my flock now.
     
  7. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    I have 6 BO's and their eggs weight just between 2.5 and 2.25 oz . Jumbo and ex. Lg. Eggs are sized by wt.
     
  8. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I had an old Isa Brown hen that laid HUGE eggs! Most of them were double yolkers but some weren't. I dont know if this is normal though... [​IMG]
     
  9. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    I get the largest eggs in my flock from my light brahma hen, Roxie. In fact, a couple months ago, she laid a whopper that weighed 3.65 oz! When I saw it in the nest box, I was afraid she hurt herself laying it, but she was none the worse for the wear! Ever since, her eggs have ranged between 2.5 and 2.8 oz, with an occasional 3.0.
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Australorps...hands down the best layers of huge eggs in my flock over the years.
     

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