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Which brown egg laying hen lays the largest egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ging3rhoffman, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Which brown egg laying hen lays the largest egg? I want to buy some laying
    hens this spring and wanted to know which ones to go with. I'm looking for jumbo eggs! Thanks
     
  2. seymojo536

    seymojo536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A 2 year old Australope would be a good bet to lay jumbo eggs.
     
  3. koifarm

    koifarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Always had good luck with Buff Orpingtons....currently my white barred roc hens are laying jumbo eggs and my Golden Orbs are laying medium/large ones.
    The white barred rocs are heavier than the Orbs so that may be a factor. Next time I get a flock it will probably be the White BRs.....
     
  4. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    My golden comets laid huge eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Most any of the hybrid brown egg layers would be a good choice. If you don't want crosses and would rather have a pure breed type. then any of the dual purpose breeds will lay a fairly good size egg and a little larger egg in their second year of laying. ie: RIReds, NH's, BA's, BO's,BR's, WR's, Brahmas,Wyandottes, Any med. to lrg. type breeds.
     
  6. RevaVirginia

    RevaVirginia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know the scientific answer here but I'm betting all I have on the one that's squawking the loudest.!!
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  7. AnnieOakley379

    AnnieOakley379 Out Of The Brooder

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    I get pretty good size eggs from my black star & red star girls.

    The one on the left is a double yolk. The other 2 are normal sized eggs, pretty close to the store bought large egg sizes.
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  8. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    Our Delaware pullets that have only been laying for 3 weeks are already laying X-Large eggs [​IMG] can't wait until they get big-darn pullets!!
    Other than those most of the larger heavy breeds lay a decent sized egg once they get going.
     
  9. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my RIRs have laid jumbo 2.5-2.6 oz eggs.... most of the time they weigh 2.3- 2.5 range (large)
     
  10. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have BO pullets, waiting on the first eggs...good to see that someone here is getting large/jumbo eggs from that breed
     

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