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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Yoda, May 9, 2011.
What breeds lay the largest eggs?
Some of my production reds lay jumbo-size eggs, others are large-X-large. I have had quite a few eggs that would not even fit into an egg carton because they were so large. And out of 6 of them, I got 6 eggs a day for over a year.
But production hybrids aren't very productive past 2 years old.
My red sex-links lay extra large and jumbo consistently.
My amerecaunas lay pretty large blue eggs.
I bought giant cochin eggs thinking they would lay big eggs since the name had giant in it but I get medium size but the roosters are huge LMAO
my RIR's lay jumbo eggs.. one each hen every day. they barely fit in the xtra/jumbo egg cartons from the store
I have had a barred Rock and also an EE that laid what we called "hen grenades." The eggs are definitely jumbo; the Rock's eggs sometimes were double-yolkers, and sometimes not. Both birds definitely were big gals, sturdier in build than the others. Other than that, though, it seems to depend on the individual. Some breeds are not very good egg producers, so I wouldn't expect jumbo eggs out of them even if the hens were very large.
My ameracauna's lay very large eggs...they are just beautiful!
My Red Sex-Link eggs barely fit in a standard egg carton. Plus they have high egg production and begin to lay at 22 weeks.
My gold comets lay large /jumbo eggs consistantly,but after the second laying season their production drops also