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Who lays biggest eggs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JudyMcKinn, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wondering which chickens lay the largest eggs? Actually, probably white leghorns? But who's next? Do brown leghorns lay a large egg also? They would be a little prettier. I would like to get some layers who lay a pretty good size egg.
    I have recently acquired 8 RIR hens and a roo from a neighbor who is going into turkey raising in a big way, so can't have chickens on his place. They have been laying about a year, and still lay a smallish egg. Soon after they started laying for him, I got a couple dozen eggs from him and incubated them. Saved the pullets, and when they started laying, they laid a very small egg--about the size of my Silkies eggs, and they hadn't gotten any larger after a couple months, when I sold them. I had always thought RIR's laid a pretty good egg. comments? Thanks.
     
  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    i thought so too. id like to hear the reply as well.
     
  3. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    I buy farm fresh eggs from down the road. She has a few varieties of hens and the biggest eggs come from the RIRs.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    My largest eggs come from production breeds such as leghorns, production red's and so on. However, the largest eggs, come the second year of laying.
     
  5. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    The biggest I have ever seen on a consistent basis were from a friends Turkens. You might check out the Henderson's Chicken Chart. It has egg size info there.
     
  6. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:Sorry to hear that . Because I have several RIR's and all their eggs are large brown eggs .... EVEN the new layers are large eggs
     
  7. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm. I just posted and it didn't show up. The Henderson chart doesn't show many listings with large eggs, does it? I can't imagine why my RIR's are laying such small eggs. The H. chart shows them as large egg layers, as well as a couple of you who are replying say you get large eggs from RIR's.
    My neighbor/friend who gave me these got them as baby chicks from a farm store, who got them from a hatchery, I am sure. Strange!!??? [​IMG]
     
  8. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:How old are they ?

    I know their 1st. few eggs are on the small to med. size , but after that , they are large .
     
  9. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Liz, the 8 hens I was given have been laying since last summer. I guess they are about a year and a half old now. Still laying eggs pretty small, tho a little bigger than a silkie egg now, usually.
     
  10. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:That is very weird . LET me show you a picture of my lil grand daughter holding 2 eggs from a NEW LAYER and to me they were kinda on the small size . BUT that sure changed QUICK .


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