I have a Dark Brahma who just started laying this past Saturday. Her eggs have STRONG shells, to the point of being a bit harder to crack then storebought eggs. Also she has laid 4 eggs in 5 days, all between 10am and 11am. I weighed today's egg and it was 2.1 ounces!! I am so thrilled! She is a sweetheart and just laying her fluffy butt off! I always heard Brahma's were low producers of medium eggs, but my girl is cranking them out and they have been all really big I just wanted to brag! She is a great hen and I am lucky to have her.