Bantam Egg Size Thread

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by carolynm, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. carolynm

    carolynm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2013
  2. AlpineButterfly

    AlpineButterfly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:My girl is still a very young pullet, so her eggs are smaller than what I expect them to be in a year or so.

    Breed Age Egg Weight How Many eggs/wk Egg Color
    Bantam Brahma ~20wks ~29g (~1oz) 5-6 brown
    [​IMG] Elanor's first week of eggs.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2013
  3. hedz82

    hedz82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a gorgeous splash orpington bantam, and her eggs are impressive for her size, and she lays as much as 5 times a week, too. but the best is her character, she loved being around us and just sit on the table and preen while we work.
    Breed Age Egg Weight How Many eggs/wk Egg Color
    Bantam Orpington < 1 year ~37g 5 tan
     
  4. jajeanpierre

    jajeanpierre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one almost 6-month old bantam frizzled Cochin that has started laying eggs a week or two ago. She is laying a surprising number of eggs and they seem very large for her tiny size. They are around 30 grams. This morning I found an egg that might have been hers that weighed 34 grams. If not her egg, it was from one of the Silkies (same age) that also lay eggs around the 30 gram mark. My (supposedly) LF Polish pullets from a hathcery lay eggs the same size. All are the same age, hatch date mid March. All from McMurry Hatchery. (An ounce is about 28.4 grams.)
     
  5. carolynm

    carolynm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far we have:

    Breed Age Egg Weight How Many eggs/wk Color
    Bantam Frizzled Cochin 6mths 30-34g
    Bantam Cochin 2yrs 34-38g 5 Brown
    Bantam Brahma ~20wks ~29g (~1oz) 5-6 brown
    Bantam Orpington < 1 year ~37g 5 tan
    Silkie 6 months 30g
     
  6. jajeanpierre

    jajeanpierre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday another Silkie started laying. A teeny tiny 18g egg! All my Silkie and bantam Cochin eggs are brown to pale tan, almost pink. One Silkie layed a speckled egg.

    How does everyone know which chicken laid which egg? These are the firs chickens I've ever had and they are a few days shy of six months old.

    Thanks.
     
  7. gootziecat

    gootziecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Breed Age Egg Weight How many eggs wk/color

    Cornish bantam 6 mo 1.25 - 1.50 oz 4 tinted/buff

    [​IMG]
    Large egg is a medium store egg
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2013
  8. carolynm

    carolynm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Breed Age Egg Weight How Many eggs/wk Color

    Cochin
    Bantam Frizzled Cochin 6mths 30-34g
    Bantam Cochin 2yrs 34-38g 5 Brown

    Others
    Bantam Brahma ~20wks ~29g (~1oz) 5-6 brown
    Bantam Orpington < 1 year ~37g 5 tan
    Silkie 6 months 30g
    Cornish Bantam 6 month 1.25-1.5 oz 4 tinted/buff
     
  9. pysankigirl

    pysankigirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  10. AlpineButterfly

    AlpineButterfly Chillin' With My Peeps

    I went on vacation, and when I got back a bantam easter egger had just started laying! (possibly more than one, but hard to say if they are from the same or different chickens).

    Breed Age Egg Weight How Many eggs/wk Color
    Bantam Easter Egger 6mths ~32g 6? green

    [​IMG]
    First bantam easter egger eggs... possibly Edith's.

     

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