egg weight standard

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by C17, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. C17

    C17 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a chart or standard on what says whats a large egg, xL, ect ect. I know its on the weight of the egg..thank you and happy thanksgiving to all.
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  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    c17

    I had this question too--- if you go to my BYC page, then click on the page that says charts-and-quotes, there is a table with weights and sizes.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
     
  3. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering this as well. That's a great chart, but what do you call an egg that's almost 40% bigger than "jumbo"? LOL I've had some 86g and 96g eggs recently from my pullets.
     
  4. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:Maybe ?? Guiness Book of World Records?? lol
     
  5. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Wow Nonny,
    That's really big. The major source of that chart is the US Department of Agriculture.... maybe those Austrolorps just exceed USA sizes. Those are huge eggs....... wow. Does Australia have some different names/sizes?
     
  6. wowmanacat

    wowmanacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found this and this is the chart that I use.
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    Hope that this helps
     
  7. C17

    C17 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes it does!
    May you continue to count your blessing each day
     
  8. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I found this that shows Australian ones.... if MEGA = XXXL = 72g, I'm guessing my 96g egg is probably XXXXXXL.

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

    We should make up a name for those whopping great double yolkers that show up in the nest box from time to time.... how about "behemoth"?

    (Or possibly, "caesarean") [​IMG]
     
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  9. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Nonny said:

    I found this that shows Australian ones.... if MEGA = XXXL = 72g, I'm guessing my 96g egg is probably XXXXXXL.

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

    We should make up a name for those whopping great double yolkers that show up in the nest box from time to time.... how about "behemoth"?

    (Or possibly, "caesarean") [​IMG]


    Lol---- thanks for the post... Mega, behemoth--- yep, leave it to the Aussies to out do our Jumbo. ;O) I'm going to add those to my chart on my page....maybe a trend will start!!
     
  10. SA newbie

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    Two weeks ago had a 101g double yolker from my Black Austrolorp! Had never seen anything like that before! Longer than a standard wooden washing peg! My son had lunch immediately!
     

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