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Dumb question...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SpottedCrow, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I've never had a bantam chicken before...so....
    How many bantam eggs equal a standard Leghorn egg? I can post a pic if needed.
     
  2. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two bantam eggs to one normal egg is the usual cooking conversion. Useful if you have to make half of a recipe which states '1 egg' [​IMG]
     
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    I use 2 to 3 banty eggs to one regular sized egg. My d'uccle's eggs I use 3. The silkie amd others little one I have, I use 2. You can eyeball it to tell pretty much.
     
  4. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Really not a dumb question at all. Kinda funny however that one accepts the smaller banty eggs, cause you don't expect the larger eggs, however some standard breeds are given a bad rap at times because they are still able to close the egg carton cover,thinking that breed should lay much larger eggs.[​IMG]

    bigzio
     
  5. beckt

    beckt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also say 2 to 1. That is what I go by as a rule of thumb.
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That's what I thought...Thanks everyone. I know what I'm having for breakfast tomorrow!!
     
  7. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    p.s. You've never asked a dumb question! It was very interesting to learn the answer!
     
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Thanks, Judy...and they were delicious too!!!
     
  9. FrankBlissett

    FrankBlissett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a dumb question at all. I didn't know for sure at first either!

    While any individual banty egg can vary from tiny to medium, on average it's almost dead-on 2:1 (at least for our flock).

    We sell banty eggs at market (along with large eggs), and I periodicly weigh a bunch together - always comes out half size for the lot.

    -Frank
     

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