What breed lays JUMBO, LARGE, MEDIUM, and Small eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sticks22, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. sticks22

    sticks22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breeds lays these size eggs?
    I am raising RIR and it seems that they are laying medium eggs. What breeds lay the others on my list?
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    how old are your gals?...my RIR are now laying large eggs but they have been laying for a few weeks
     
  3. sticks22

    sticks22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the on march 21st. They are about 5 1/2 months old. I compared them to the large white eggs that you buy from the grocery store.
     
  4. ridder

    ridder Out Of The Brooder

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    I now have wyndottes laying and am getting large brown eggs. They started off not to impressive at first but are gradually getting bigger. I also have 15 buff orpington hens that should start laying in a couple weeks. I am hoping to get larger eggs from them. McMurry hatchery has a great web site that has a chart you can look at concerning the size of eggs. www.McMurryHatchery.com
    check it out.....
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Some breeds of chickens lay smaller eggs and some lay larger. Also individual birds varying in laying as well. You may find a hen who lays a larger than average egg consistantly but then you may get one that lays a smaller egg than normal.

    Eggs start out small when a pullet is first laying. As she ages and matures the eggs get larger and in general reach a more standard size. You will one occassion find a larger egg, maybe a double yolker, ir the egg factory will send a small one down the shoot but most often the eggs will be about the same consistant size from each mature hen.
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thanks for the link, Peeps! Hahahaha! I thought I had added it in my post. I must have gotten side tracked by my 2 yr old. LOL
     
  8. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    it depends on how old they are i think. When they first start laying, i think the eggs will be a little small, but they will get bigger in time! the red star hens we used to have laid medium/large and sometimes even X-large brown eggs.
    Red stars seem to lay medium/large eggs often, but they sometimes lay small ones. One time our adult red star hen laid an egg the size of a robin's egg! [​IMG] It was really weird! LOL
     

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