# Am I the only nut that weighs eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Churkenduse, Jan 9, 2008.

1. ### ChurkenduseSongster

Jan 1, 2008
I've been reading allot of posts that are concerned that their eggs are so small. Well mine were tiny also but that is to be expected. As they lay more and more the get bigger and bigger.

I decided to weigh them. Hey why not?

The third one was 38 grams (about 1 1/2 ounces) the next was 38 gr and the next 48, today I ate one (#7)that was 50 gr.

I can't wait for an omelet....yummmmmmmmm

Keep up the good work girls, can't wait for the others.

2. ### LoneCowboySongster

Aug 26, 2007
Longmont, CO
Nope, I weighed and recorded the weight (3 decimal places) until the batteries died in my scale. I used the scale we use to weigh gun powder. Works really well. Just need to get some batteries, and I'll be back to my OCD behavior.

3. ### eggcetra_farmsSongster

Jun 26, 2007
San Antonio, TX
I weigh all of mine and maintain a spreadsheat. I record all the individual weights and have the spreadsheat calculate the average weight for the month, total combined monthly weight (in ounces and pounds), add the monthly totals together for a combined annual weight (again, in ounces and pounds) and average that out for the "average" egg weight. I also know exactly how many eggs have been laid, as it will add that up for me too.

I have 6 chickens. I used to have the spreadsheet going for 3, but modified it when the other 3 started to lay around July.

I can tell you August was our best month for laying, with 113 eggs equalling 10.79 lbs. November was our worst month with only 45 eggs at 5.12 lbs.

I don't have OCD I promise. I just do this for fun.

4. ### ChurkenduseSongster

Jan 1, 2008
Sounds like fun to me. You just gave me an idea.
But how do you know who is laying or do they all have there own individual nests?

5. ### eggcetra_farmsSongster

Jun 26, 2007
San Antonio, TX
Well, when I had just the 3 laying I knew who was laying what. When the other 3 started to lay I thought I'd get confused, so I just numbered the chart 1-6. As it turns out, I still know who is laying what so the number system wasn't needed after all. No one has a number, the weights are just added to the chart under any number. I'd like to go back to the individual name chart I used to keep, but I'll be getting 10 more in the next month or two and I know that I'll surely lose track when they start to lay.

So I guess what I'm getting at is that I know all the weights and whatnot, just not who laid what. I know for a fact though that my barred rock is the best layer, with my wyandotte at a close second. My lakenvelder is the poorest layer.

6. ### Cuban LongtailsFlock Mistress

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Sep 20, 2007
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I would weigh eggs, but I don't have one of those nifty scales.

7. ### arlee453Songster

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Aug 13, 2007
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I'd love to weigh MY eggs....IF I ever get any from my lazy, eating machines that are refusing to humor me by producing an egg even though they are now way old enough...

*Calms self down*

But, I'm not bitter or frustrated or anything....

8. ### eggcetra_farmsSongster

Jun 26, 2007
San Antonio, TX
I use a postal scale. It's digital. I got it when I decided to try Stamps.com They send you a free scale.

9. ### JenniferJoINSongster

Sep 10, 2007
Southern Indiana
I have an egg scale (I got it for Christmas), now I just need the darn eggs!

10. ### nccountrygirlSongster

Jul 31, 2007
Sanford N.C.
I want an egg scale, where's the best place to puchase one?