Originally Posted by vjwilmoth
82g seems massive compared to this little egg! I weighed it on my cruddy kitchen scale which isn't digital so I have to guesstimate... It looks about 12g.
And just for entertainment....our resident roo...Polo. He really can't see. Dumb question but do you leave the feather around their eyes alone? He only sees what's right under him and runs into things all the time. And while this is great entertainment for US, I feel a little sorry for him. Oh...as a side note I am NOT choking this chicken. Lol
12 grams is an under-estimation, I think. My Bantam Lavender lays a 33 gram egg. That is a pee-wee size egg according to the chart I have. I think you have a bigger/heavier egg. I do most of my measurements using the metric scale, so some of you Yanks have conversion issues.
My kitchen scale also does ounces, but I can't re-weigh that 82 gram egg, because I ate it late night.
For those interested, I found 6 scales at Meijer's , priced between $12 and $30. Harbor Freight had them for around $14. I find it interesting to weigh the eggs that I get. It started as a class project last term but now that I done with school, I'm still weighing and logging the data.
Does that make me a chicken nerd?
I've heard that some people trim the feathers around the eyes of those heavily feathered chickens so they can see better.