Who is the biggest egg layer??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Promiselandfarm, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Promiselandfarm

    Promiselandfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wondering which breed of chicken lays the biggest eggs? And who is the most consistant layer of brown eggs? Who is the best setter/brooder hen?
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    sexlinks, delawares, orpingtons, austrolorps come to mind

    I think a well roundeed bird with all the qualities would be orpington, but not as frequent an egg layer

    sexlinks are laying machines but I dont know if they are good broodies
     
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  4. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Yup! That's why I got the Jersey Giants.
    That and the meat they will have once grown. Only problem is they are slow growers but hey, I'm willing to wait!
     
  5. CountryMom

    CountryMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Braggs Mountain Buffs (from what I was told) lay extra large jumbo eggs. I have one, but yet to see an egg.
     
  6. Promiselandfarm

    Promiselandfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Never heard of of Braggs mountain buffs do you have pictures of them?
    We have black sex-links and they do lay a big egg but are not broody at all. If I compare them to our RIRs they lay about the same. Others probably have differening experiences with them those are just mine. Please do keep the information coming![​IMG]
     
  7. CountryMom

    CountryMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not have a pic of her, but need to get one. I originally got what I thought were a couple more buff orps, but then this one really is different. I purchased a few hens from a lady going out of the egg business. She had a few and a roo also, but said she wasn't happy with the breed. She had trouble with the hens laying too large of eggs and getting bound or loosing feathers from the weight of the eggs dragging them down. From what she told me it is a breed being developed somewhere in Ok and is a cross from Buff Orps and something else. I guess time will tell if this one hen has trouble laying also. I would be curious to find out if anyone else on here has experience with them.

    edited to add this...
    I just did a search for BMB as they call them. Here is a link to a settlement working on them. You must scroll all the way down to the bottom (and I mean all the way) to see pictures of eggs and a fuzzy pic of the birds. They look a lot like the Buff Orps. The feathering is different up close.
    http://prairiecreeksettlement.com/index2.html
     
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  8. Pike's Peeps B&B

    Pike's Peeps B&B Out Of The Brooder

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    I do not know which breed lays the biggest eggs, but i do know RIRs are very consistent brown egg layers. The best broody hen that i know of is the BOs.

    Hope this helps!!!
     
  9. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LoL I thought ostriches layed the biggest eggs. LOL!
     
  10. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    I specifically purchased BO for going broody and black sex-link chickens for their egg-laying abilities. I also have Wyandottes that do a good job of both. As for the BIGGEST eggs? That would be Greyfields!

    This is his egg compared to mine!
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