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post #21 of 30

Thanks for the information in this post. I hatched mutt eggs last fall and I have one girl who is teeny next to her hatch mates. She started laying eggs at about 20 weeks and they were 25 grams. She is now just over 6 months and her eggs are about 30 grams now. As far as I can tell she is a blue welsummer EE cross. she hatched out of a blue egg but lays brown eggs herself. 

I am more convinced now that she is a bantam. 

post #22 of 30

Just out of curiosity why would a chicken, one that has been laying normal regular sized eggs, suddenly lay one that is approximately 1/8 of its normal size?

post #23 of 30

Hello Bantam Keepers!

 

I keep Pekins and love their cuteness and small yummy eggs! I got fed up of my eggs rattling around in standard size boxes and not being able to find Bantam egg boxes in the UK to purchase I have designed my own and had them manufactured! I will be selling them online soon once my batch has arrived. I would love to hear your opinions on the need for these boxes and if anyone would be interested in them :) I have attached a basic picture of my prototype compared with a standard size egg box so you can all get an idea of what's to come.

 

Kim 

 

post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by pysankigirl View Post

Bantam Orp ~ 37g  no idea how often, tan egg
Bantam OEG ~ 25g and lays every 3 days, white egg

both are very young and just started laying

How big are the OEGB eggs??
post #25 of 30

Question. I have a new laying EE. She's only laid 4 eggs so far, but they're far smaller than any of the other girls' eggs (even when they first started laying). They were in the fridge and I decided to weigh them, they're 34-37g. I was trying to look online to see if I could find what the bantam EE eggs weigh and it lead me to this post. My EE are all pretty small compared to my other chickens (they ended up coming from a hatchery, they were suppose to be ameraucanas but turned out to be EE, and small small ones at that).

post #26 of 30
34-37g I would say is a good average size egg for a bantam. When making my boxes I used a weeks worth of my Pekin eggs to find the smallest and biggest and they ranged from 31-41g even though the chickens all look similar in size body wise. 42g is the cut off weight for a Bantam egg in show terms.
post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by carolynm View Post

I like Bantam chickens since they pack a lot of punch into a small package. One thing I find myself often looking up is what size is a certain bantam breed's egg. To that end I decided we should have a thread to post our Bantam Egg sizes. Please cut and post the egg weights before yours so that hopefully by the end of this thread we can have a nice compilation of bantam egg sizes...I'll go first

Breed                                 Age                         Egg Weight                How Many eggs/wk Color
Bantam Cochin                    2yrs                       34-38g                      5                               Brown


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The brown eggs are from the shop.


Breed                                 Age                         Egg Weight                How Many eggs/wk Color
Dutch Bantam                  1,5 yrs                       29-34g                      4-5    (when laying)                           cream
Dutch pullets                 0,5 yrs                       18-22g                      4-5                           cream
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Dutch Bantam hens are really small size ( 450 g).
I have eggs from my older chickens since january/february. They started to lay reasonable eggs immediately (27-30 g) Did have two tiny eggs at first. Fairy eggs or as they say in holland: rooster eggs. The eggs are so tiny becouse they have no yolk. A kind of harmless failure in the production of protein (egg white).

The pullets still lay very small eggs but the size is slowly increasing. They lay well now. The older chickens lay very little at the moment. Maybe because they are moulting/getting new feathers or maybe I have to check on worms. Just 1-2 eggs a week.[/quote][/IMG] They started to lay reasonable eggs immediately (27-30 g) Did have two tiny eggs at first. Fairy eggs or as they say in holland: rooster eggs. The eggs are so tiny becouse they have no yolk. A kind of harmless failure in the production of protein egg white.

The pullets still lay very small eggs but the size is slowly increasing. They lay well now. The older chickens lay very little at the moment. Maybe becouse they are moulting/getting new feathers or maybe I have to check on worms. Just 1-2 eggs a week.
Edited by BDutch - 11/4/15 at 9:13am
3 dutch bantam girls and 3 pullets (offspring from april)
colors: 1 light brown partridge, 2 red pyle, 1 lavender, 2 rusty black
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3 dutch bantam girls and 3 pullets (offspring from april)
colors: 1 light brown partridge, 2 red pyle, 1 lavender, 2 rusty black
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post #28 of 30
Quote:
34-37g I would say is a good average size egg for a bantam. When making my boxes I used a weeks worth of my Pekin eggs to find the smallest and biggest and they ranged from 31-41g even though the chickens all look similar in size body wise. 42g is the cut off weight for a Bantam egg in show terms. 

Thanks. I plan on keeping my girls, but I'll be setting their eggs aside for my personal stash then. I was trying to decide how many more chickens I will need to start looking for in spring, so instead of the 2 I was planning for I will be looking for 6. On the brightest side, that means more to love:love

post #29 of 30

I've only been keeping chickens a couple of years, and I have 5 Buff Brahmas, 1 cockerel and 4 pullets, hatched 7/4/16.    Two girls started laying last week, and the other two began this week.  I had one day where I had 4 eggs, but most often there are 2-3 per day, and I would say 3 more often than two.   The average weight of a "large" egg in the grocery store is 2 oz.    Given that my bantam girls are smaller than one-fourth the big girl size, but give me about 70% of the egg, already, I think I'm getting a deal.   

 

Buff Brahma          avg 39.1 g         Not sure yet        Just under 6 months

Pullets                   1-3/8 oz             4-5 x wk?

 

 

I'm getting this number of eggs at the solstice in the cold, hence the funny light from the lamp..

 

I almost never see anyone mention how delicious and gourmet bantam eggs are.   I think the bantam eggs are much tastier than the LF eggs, because of that larger yolk-to-white ratio that the bantam eggs have.   They are more flavorful, richer, and make the best breakfast eggs I've ever had.  I'm thinking of getting some RIR bantams and selling their eggs locally.

 

The Brahmas are very sweet birds, including my roo, so far.   He has never shown aggression to me.   Opal, the top hen has, however, and she's a bit ornery, but not unbearable.   

 

I had one Easter egger who was as sweet as could be.   If I thought all EEs were like her, I'd have more of them.  She had quite nice blue eggs, as well, but she wasn't much for laying. 


Edited by Eggsakly - 12/27/16 at 9:41am
post #30 of 30

My Brahma girls have been laying for about six weeks.   The eggs are a bit larger than they were at first.   In the past seven days I have collected 22 eggs, for an average of 3+ per day for 4 pullets.   So, my Brahmas are laying 5+ times per week right now.

 

My smallest eggs are 1-1/4 oz, and those are from my smallest pullet.     Another lays eggs that weigh 1-3/8 oz to 1-1/2 oz.      And two of the girls lay nice large eggs ~ 1-5/8 oz, and they lay often!  

 

1-5/8 oz. is a whopping 80+% of the standard "large" grade egg from the store.   

 

Of my two pullets that lay the largest eggs, one is very shy and sweet, and the other is mean.    I plan on hatching eggs from the sweet one to see if I can breed some more good layers of (relatively) large eggs.   She is also the prettiest of the bunch, too, with lighter coloring that would likely disqualify her from the show table, but I don't care.    I look forward to seeing what her babies turn out like.   My rooster is also very sweet. 

 

Now I want some bantam barred rocks and/or Orpingtons.  Bantams are the bomb!

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