What Chickens Lay Large Eggs?

Egg Size Quick Guide - How to Determine Egg Size
Egg Size Chart Guide

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
  • Deleware
  • Plymouth Rock
  • Ameraucana
  • Buff Orpington
  • Barnevelder
  • Welsummer 
  • Minorca
Breed of ChickenAvg. Eggs Per DayAvg. Eggs Per WeekAvg. Eggs Per YearAvg. Eggs Per Life
Golden Comets0.916.353301980
Black Star0.825.773001800
ISA Brown0.825.773001800
Lohmann Brown0.825.773001800
Speckled Sussex0.624.332251350
Rhode Island Reds0.694.812501500
Plymouth Rock0.553.852001200
Buff Orpington0.493.461801080
Welsummer 0.443.08160960
Top Large Egg Chicken Layers
** 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.

Egg Size Chart in Grams
Egg Size Chart in Grams

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
Egg Size Table

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Jody Fitzpatrick

Hi, I'm Jody. I'm married to Mikayla. We are a great team and love to raise chickens. They are a handful but a real pleasure to watch. I have learned a lot through my wife and still learning every day. We hope to pass on our knowledge to you.

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