egg dimensions

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Granma in Costa Rica, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Granma in Costa Rica

    Granma in Costa Rica In the Brooder

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    In a previous life, I was a scientist, so I am measuring my eggs with a vernier caliper and a gram balance.

    Are weight, height and width consistent for eggs from the same chicken? If not, what causes variability?
     
  2. Over Easy in Adna

    Over Easy in Adna Songster

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    Don't you think the outside measurments would be a waste of time without taking into account shell thickness? Then you will need to seperate the yoke (weight and size) to see how that affects the overall dimensions of the shell.

    OR..... you could just save a lot of time and eat the egg.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2009
  3. ChickieKeeta

    ChickieKeeta C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers

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    occasionally one of my hens will lay a huge egg. It always has a double yolk.
    other days her eggs are average.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have been getting some exceptionally large eggs lately. I thought they would be double yokers but they weren't. Here is a picture of a couple of huge eggs next to some regular eggs. I wish I would have put something next to them like a quarter for a size comparison.

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