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How many grams does a jumbo, large etc egg weigh?

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Can anyone direct me to a scale?  My husband weighs our eggs.  They range 45 - 75 gm.  I was just wondering where they fall in the official classification which I can't seem to find.
  Thanks in advance.

First time flock owner as of April 09, supportive husband, 4 Border Collies & 2 cats. 2 EE's, 2 White Rocks, 2 Black Stars, 2 GLW's, 2 Welsummers, 1 Ameraucana, 2 nigerian dwarf goat doelings  &  1 wild turkey .
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First time flock owner as of April 09, supportive husband, 4 Border Collies & 2 cats. 2 EE's, 2 White Rocks, 2 Black Stars, 2 GLW's, 2 Welsummers, 1 Ameraucana, 2 nigerian dwarf goat doelings  &  1 wild turkey .
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Sizing of Eggs
Size tells you the minimum required net weight per dozen eggs. It does not refer to the dimensions of an egg or how big it looks. While some eggs in the carton may look slightly larger or smaller than the rest, it is the total weight of the dozen eggs that puts them in one of the following classes:

Size or Weight Class Minimum net weight per dozen
Jumbo 30 ounces
Extra Large 27 ounces
Large 24 ounces
Medium 21 ounces
Small 18 ounces
Peewee 15 ounces

post #3 of 8

30=850 grams so /12 =70.83 grams is jumbo
27=765 grams s0/12 = 63.75 grams is large

http://www.conversion-metric.org/weight_conversion/ounce_to_gram_conversion.php

post #4 of 8
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Thanks Marlinchaser!  I was searching for the wrong thing.  I never knew the scale had to do with all dozen eggs.

First time flock owner as of April 09, supportive husband, 4 Border Collies & 2 cats. 2 EE's, 2 White Rocks, 2 Black Stars, 2 GLW's, 2 Welsummers, 1 Ameraucana, 2 nigerian dwarf goat doelings  &  1 wild turkey .
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First time flock owner as of April 09, supportive husband, 4 Border Collies & 2 cats. 2 EE's, 2 White Rocks, 2 Black Stars, 2 GLW's, 2 Welsummers, 1 Ameraucana, 2 nigerian dwarf goat doelings  &  1 wild turkey .
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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Oh and thanks for the conversion.  I am hopeless at that kind of stuff:)

First time flock owner as of April 09, supportive husband, 4 Border Collies & 2 cats. 2 EE's, 2 White Rocks, 2 Black Stars, 2 GLW's, 2 Welsummers, 1 Ameraucana, 2 nigerian dwarf goat doelings  &  1 wild turkey .
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First time flock owner as of April 09, supportive husband, 4 Border Collies & 2 cats. 2 EE's, 2 White Rocks, 2 Black Stars, 2 GLW's, 2 Welsummers, 1 Ameraucana, 2 nigerian dwarf goat doelings  &  1 wild turkey .
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Originally Posted by Marlinchaser 

Sizing of Eggs
Size tells you the minimum required net weight per dozen eggs. It does not refer to the dimensions of an egg or how big it looks. While some eggs in the carton may look slightly larger or smaller than the rest, it is the total weight of the dozen eggs that puts them in one of the following classes:

Size or Weight Class Minimum net weight per dozen
Jumbo 30 ounces
Extra Large 27 ounces
Large 24 ounces
Medium 21 ounces
Small 18 ounces
Peewee 15 ounces


I feel kinda dumb right now, but isnt 16 oz a pound I really think that should be grams and not ounces, I would hate to see the peewee chicken that laid an egg almost a pound poor chickie

 

 

  

 

 

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post #7 of 8

my bad I just noticed the dozen thing I guess I am dumb

Ingredients: Jumbo Extra Large Large Medium Small Peewee
30 oz/doz ~ 71g/egg
27 oz/doz ~ 64g/egg
24 oz/doz ~ 57g/egg
21 oz/doz ~ 50g/egg
18 oz/doz ~ 42.5g/egg
15 oz/doz ~ 35g/egg

 

 

  

 

 

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post #8 of 8

I found this online:

US egg sizes

Egg sizes               Average weight

Jumbo                   2 1/2 oz (71g)
Extra-large             2 1/4 oz (64g)
Large                   2 oz     (57g)
Medium                  1 3/4 oz (50g)
Small                   1 1/2 oz (43g)
Peewee                  1 1/4 oz (35g)

I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my wonderful husband, 4 horses, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and, 21 young hens and a beautiful Black Copper Marans rooster.  Who could ask for more?  Okay, I want more!
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I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my wonderful husband, 4 horses, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and, 21 young hens and a beautiful Black Copper Marans rooster.  Who could ask for more?  Okay, I want more!
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