If you are considering raising chickens for eggs, you might ask yourself, what chickens lay the largest eggs?
While this list isn’t a complete list of what chickens lay the large eggs, it’s a great start and features the most common breeds.
So what are our top recommendations for large egg laying chickens:
- Golden Comets
- Black Star
- ISA Brown Lohmann
- Brown Leghorn
- Speckled Sussex
- Rhode Island Reds
- Plymouth Rock
- Buff Orpington
|Breed of Chicken||Avg. Eggs Per Day||Avg. Eggs Per Week||Avg. Eggs Per Year||Avg. Eggs Per Life|
|Rhode Island Reds||0.69||4.81||250||1500|
** Averages are based upon an average six-year life span. Your egg-laying results may vary. **
Did you know egg size is determined by the weight of a dozen eggs?
As you can see from the table above, Golden Comets lay the most large-size eggs out of all the breeds of chickens mentioned above, while the Minorca lays the fewest eggs.
Out of the list, Leghorns are the most common backyard chicken that lays large eggs, which makes them the easiest to find. There are several different color variations of the Leghorn, but they mostly all produce the same size and amount of eggs.
Why Pick a Bird That Lays Large Eggs?
Large eggs are the standard size when it comes to recipes. They are the most common egg size that you can find in production today.
|Egg Size Table|
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