Bantam vs. Standard egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickPeas, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. ChickPeas

    ChickPeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have a pic of a bantam egg? I'm not sure what to expect when my little tinies lay their first egg..I wonder how it they will compare to a regular sized egg.
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Google search gave me this:
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    Looks to be about 2/3 the size. Probalby depends upon your birds. I'm expecting teensy eggs from my banty b/c she's so small.
     
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Here's another one:
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  4. ChickPeas

    ChickPeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow! Now I really have no idea!! [​IMG] Thanks so much for the pics! THese are definitely going in my "save for later" bin. Great info!!
     
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    Quote:What breed are they ??
     
  6. joanc

    joanc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My standard leghorns lay large to jumbo eggs. My leghorns are smaller than my Ply rocks which lay mostly medium size eggs.
    In my case, the size of the hen doesn't always indicate the size of the egg she lays.
    Hopefully your small banty hen will overachieve and lay bigger eggs than you expect! [​IMG]
     
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I'm not sure I'd want my banty to lay big eggs. She's really a little girl. Maybe a pound or so. A real sweetie, though a bit aloof.
     
  8. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    I have lots of mixed-breed banties who both lay & go broody. I use their eggs 2 or 3 to 1 regular sized egg. I try to use them more for our own home use so I can save the regular sized eggs for sale. Except for their size, they can be used like any other eggs. They make really cute sunny-side-up eggs or hard-boiled ones.
     

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