Egg sizes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tangles, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. tangles

    tangles New Egg

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    Can someone please tell me what size eggs I should be getting from Rhode Island Reds? 85 - 90 gm seems a bit large.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    RIR lay a large to XL egg, not sure about the weight, I never weighed my hen's eggs. 85-90g is excessive though. How long have they been laying?
     
  3. MO chicken

    MO chicken New Egg

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    My rir started laying about a week ago. The avg size is 49 grams. Will they get bigger?
     
  4. tangles

    tangles New Egg

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    About a year. I thing the smallest eggs she lays are 71gm and the largest was 92gm.
     
  5. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    By law a large egg weighs a minimum of 57g or 2 ounces each or 684g or 24oz per dozen. A 85 to 90 gram egg should grade as a jumbo.

    Do remember that after an egg is laid it starts loosing weight because the shell is porous and the egg 's contents begin to slowly dry out.

    Below is the various egg sizes.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_egg_sizes
     
  6. Scrambles55

    Scrambles55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My new RIR pullet has given me 4 eggs since I got her one week ago. She is about 5 months old and her eggs weigh 65 grams. I am very happy with her. :-D
     
  7. pattersonml

    pattersonml Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are some sizes of our our eggs. Please note that the first is a store bought large egg, the second is one of our Lakenvelder hens with our red phoenix egg next to it. Fourth is one of our RIR hens, and the last one is from our Hampshire.
     
  8. pattersonml

    pattersonml Out Of The Brooder

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    I forgot to mention that the Hampshire egg measured 2.25 inches wide and 3 inches from tip to tip. Our Hampshire is only about 9 months old and this is one of her first eggs.
     
  9. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a double yolk. You'll get those and make for great sunny up on toast, just need the one egg instead of two.

    My production reds when we had them gave many double yolk eggs first 6 months of laying. Their average egg size once out of the small pullet size age were 72 grams which is jumbo. Had double yolk bottom out a 100 gram scale.

    71 grams- jumbo, 2 1/2 oz
    64-xtra large, 2 1/4 oz
    57 grams-large, 2 oz
    50-medium, 1 3/4 oz
    43-small, 1 1/2 oz
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2013
  10. chookerwooker

    chookerwooker New Egg

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    [​IMG]My Peggy just laid this monster....her average is about 64g. What size would a 98g .. 3 3/8oz egg be classed as!!??
     

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