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I know i've seen this on here several weeks back but now that my girls are laying, i can't find it...

Does anyone have a chart on the weights a small, medium, large, and x-large eggs weigh (in grams)?  or a link to a website that has it?  Thanks in advance!

caf

Proud novice owner of 3 Red Star pullets - my little Gems....Garnet, Ruby, & Topaz
1st egg on 8/31/11...YES!
All 3 girls laying by 9/4/11
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Proud novice owner of 3 Red Star pullets - my little Gems....Garnet, Ruby, & Topaz
1st egg on 8/31/11...YES!
All 3 girls laying by 9/4/11
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post #2 of 15

I would like to see that too!    pop

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Mom to 1 horse, 1 pony, 1 Bouvier, 3 Border Collie/Labs, 4 cats, 12 rabbits and 5 BSL, 6 BR & 30 WR!
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Life is a never ending journey here on the Funny Farm (usually to the manure pile)
Mom to 1 horse, 1 pony, 1 Bouvier, 3 Border Collie/Labs, 4 cats, 12 rabbits and 5 BSL, 6 BR & 30 WR!
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post #3 of 15

http://www.georgiaeggs.org/pages/grading.html

This
one has some good information on it. IMO

Life is to short to fuss and argue over the small things.
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Life is to short to fuss and argue over the small things.
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post #4 of 15

How old was your red star hen when she laid her first egg?  I have rsl and blk and had been told they were pretty early layers.

Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. JFK     Home to a reluctant but willing DH, 1 fat black lab, 1 beagle x, 4 rsl, 6 bsl, 6 Delaware x Hampshire (Indian Rivers), 2 Ameracuana hens (1 blk., 1 lav.), 1 blk Am. roo, 1 bcm roo, and 1 mutt banty roo.  Obviously hoping for some oliver eggers
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Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. JFK     Home to a reluctant but willing DH, 1 fat black lab, 1 beagle x, 4 rsl, 6 bsl, 6 Delaware x Hampshire (Indian Rivers), 2 Ameracuana hens (1 blk., 1 lav.), 1 blk Am. roo, 1 bcm roo, and 1 mutt banty roo.  Obviously hoping for some oliver eggers
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post #5 of 15

http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELDEV3004376

All
you could want to know and more about weight and grading...see page six for the weight chart. Weight is per dozen. Minimum egg weight to be included is in the last column - divide by 12 to get min. individual egg weight that can be included in that catergory as part of a dozen.

For example, a dozen Jumbo eggs must weight at least 30 oz, which is 2.5 oz per egg, or ~70.9 grams. Minimum size for an egg to be included as a Jumbo egg is 29 oz for a dozen, which is 2.417 oz, or ~68.5 grams.

Hijack - look at all the stuff included just to grade eggs...someone in the gov't had to think this up and write it, review it, publish it, train it, enforce it, etc. No wonder gov't is so big....think how many other things this applies to!

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post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by MyRedStarz 

I know i've seen this on here several weeks back but now that my girls are laying, i can't find it...

Does anyone have a chart on the weights a small, medium, large, and x-large eggs weigh (in grams)?  or a link to a website that has it?  Thanks in advance!

caf


Hi MyRedStarz

Link
http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=92697-charts-and-quotes

ounces, grams, calories and names of egg sizes in the USA.
Hope this helps.

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 
 

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Here's a link to my BYC blog of sorts http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings

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"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 
 

Here's a link to my BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page

Here's a link to my BYC blog of sorts http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings

Are you interested in the Cream Legbar Club? use this link:  www.creamlegbarclub.com

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post #7 of 15

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)

Wife, Mother of 2 boys, a 5 month old pit bull, and 5 hens
2 BR, 1 BB, 2 EE

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Wife, Mother of 2 boys, a 5 month old pit bull, and 5 hens
2 BR, 1 BB, 2 EE

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post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 

Awesome, thanks!  I have 3 Red Star Pullets, 2 that just started laying @ 21 weeks...still waiting for the 3rd to produce.  I have a friend that has Red Stars too...she said hers started laying @ 16 weeks.wee

Proud novice owner of 3 Red Star pullets - my little Gems....Garnet, Ruby, & Topaz
1st egg on 8/31/11...YES!
All 3 girls laying by 9/4/11
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Proud novice owner of 3 Red Star pullets - my little Gems....Garnet, Ruby, & Topaz
1st egg on 8/31/11...YES!
All 3 girls laying by 9/4/11
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post #9 of 15

It's not like I'm anticipating......but my chicks are 6+ weeks old, soooooooo it's possible I could see eggs as soon as Nov. 7! celebrate   I'm not really counting or anything, just saying. yippiechickie   16, 15, 14, 13.....................D

Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. JFK     Home to a reluctant but willing DH, 1 fat black lab, 1 beagle x, 4 rsl, 6 bsl, 6 Delaware x Hampshire (Indian Rivers), 2 Ameracuana hens (1 blk., 1 lav.), 1 blk Am. roo, 1 bcm roo, and 1 mutt banty roo.  Obviously hoping for some oliver eggers
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Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. JFK     Home to a reluctant but willing DH, 1 fat black lab, 1 beagle x, 4 rsl, 6 bsl, 6 Delaware x Hampshire (Indian Rivers), 2 Ameracuana hens (1 blk., 1 lav.), 1 blk Am. roo, 1 bcm roo, and 1 mutt banty roo.  Obviously hoping for some oliver eggers
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Thread Starter 

Ok...amendment to my earlier post today...all 3 girls are laying now (starting all in this same week-21 weeks old)...So Proud of my little Gems (Garnet, Ruby, and Topaz)!  Had my first scrambled eggs compliments from my girls...so much better and richer tasting than store-bought! 

celebrate    ya               clap        woot       yippiechickie

Proud novice owner of 3 Red Star pullets - my little Gems....Garnet, Ruby, & Topaz
1st egg on 8/31/11...YES!
All 3 girls laying by 9/4/11
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Proud novice owner of 3 Red Star pullets - my little Gems....Garnet, Ruby, & Topaz
1st egg on 8/31/11...YES!
All 3 girls laying by 9/4/11
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