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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by only one lay, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. only one lay

    only one lay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wife would like to know who lays the largest eggs?( And no the town will not allow me to keep a ostrich )
     
  2. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken eggs size. I have Isa browns that at 30 weeks old lay eggs that weigh 30 oz per doz which equals jumbo size.
     
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Emu??? as far as chickens I think some leghorns, I heard that the egg gets bigger after the second molt as well.
     
  4. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Proportionate to body size, I believe that it is the Kiwi . . .

    It should be proportionate to body size if there is justice in the chicken-keeper's world. However, you will probably get larger eggs from the production strains. The commercial outfits are not interested in having much feed used for body maintenance needs.

    I would go with the larger sized birds of those strains if'n you want jumbo eggs.

    Steve
     
  5. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    My brahma hens are the largest but a comet half their size lays a bigger egg. check out the henderson chook tables on the internet. It will give you an idea of the pure breeds but most of the leghorn and hybrids lay bigger and more eggs for the first two years. I'd rather have a layer lay 4 times a week or 3 than have it give out so quickly with its laying. Others can lay really well for about 3 or 4 years and some lay right on into their 5 or 6th year. Jean
     
  6. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Delawares lay huge jumbo eggs, then sexlinks are known for extra large eggs.
     
  7. plreef

    plreef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My sex-links are laying JUMBO++ eggs.
     
  8. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    OEGB!!...I just like to champion the cause...[​IMG]...not real big but cool factor should count!
     
  9. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Isa Browns and Comets are in the hybrid sex-link group. - Feathersite

    Henderson doesn't list these hybrids but he's got good info on quite a few breeds. - Henderson's Chicken Breed Chart

    Steve's digits

    edited to add: the California Grays and California Whites are also supposed to lay very large eggs.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2009
  10. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    KIWI!!! ???? hahahahahahahaha:lau:gig
    yeah but some how i think they will want more than ONE egg a year!!!!!
     

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