what chickens lay BIG BROWN EGGS

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by miron28, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    lenoir north carolina
    i have RIR, Domaneckers and buff orpingtons. and all i get out of these chickens are small eggs! i have had them almost year now and i am about to get rid of them. so what kind of chicken should i buy that lays either double yoke eggs, or the big brown egg?
  2. Granolamom

    Granolamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    ...maybe try a different signature line...[​IMG]
    Seriously, though: I have Barred Rocks, they're a year old, and lay a pretty good size, light brown egg...
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Double yolked eggs are a abnormality that happens when a new layer is still getting her egg laying cycle together. They lay double yolks for a little while, the their cycle gets into its natural rythem and the lay single yolks.

    I don't know why your RIR's aren't laying large eggs.
    Mine lay large to extra large, just like my barred rocks and sex links do.
  4. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Northern Colorado
    My Marans lay a very dark and very large egg. I have also found that almost all of the sex linked birds lay quite large eggs. My Marans do not lay every day but the eggs are huge and certainly dark.
  5. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    RIR's White Rocks, Balck Ausssies, SLW's. Your RIR should be laying a nice big brown egg. My RIR's are only 22 weeks old and they are laying large eggs.

    What are you feeding your girls? My husband thinks our chickens started laying so early because of all the treats they get each day.
  6. kit1470

    kit1470 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 15, 2009
    we have six red sexlinks and we have been getting large to jumbo since they started laying 8/3

    I actually started tracking the sizes this weekend

    so far on friday we got 2.7 oz, 2.6 oz, 2.1 oz, 2.1 oz and 1.9 oz, forgot to weigh the last one but I think probably 1.9 oz (the 2.7 and 2.6 were double yokers)

    sat we got 1.9, 2.6, 2.0, 2.0, 2.5 and 2.0

    today we got 2, 2.1, 1.8 (slacker [​IMG] ), 1.9, 2.1 and 2.2

    we have gotten at least 2 other double yoke eggs including our 1st egg on 8/3
  7. Our Cinnamon Queens lay nice Large brown eggs , they are also a very docile breed.

  8. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    lenoir north carolina
    i feed them southern states laying pellets 16% protein. and what ever i pick over from the garden! i got one brown Leghorn that lays a giant egg but she does that only once a week. other then that i get small eggs and i am trying to sell them but when all i get is small eggs i am forced to sell them for .50 a dozen so i can get rid of them and even at that price i still have a hard time selling them.
  9. smfamf

    smfamf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2009
    I have a black sex link hen that lays XL to Jumbo size eggs everyday.
  10. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    You could call your local feed store and they probably can order you a plain chicken that is breed for their eggs only. They are called browns and blacks. They are not fancy. Just a chicken.

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