egg weight

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by erlibrd, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    2,320
    532
    296
    Oct 8, 2010
    mn
    I just got a kitchen scales so I could weigh my chickens eggs:D most are 2.20 oz the largest one is 2.50! does that equate to XL? anyone know?
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2010
  2. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

    553
    2
    111
    Oct 5, 2010
    Pacific NW
    I thought 2.0oz was rating for large? Maybe it was for "medium standard"?... I should look this up; would be good to know :)
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    8,431
    135
    331
    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    2.5 oz and up - Jumbo
    2.25 - 2.4 - XL
    2.00 - 2.24 - L
    1.75 - 1.99 - M
    1.5 - 1.74 - S
    1.25 - 1.49 - PeeWee

    PER USDA Standards
     
  4. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    2,320
    532
    296
    Oct 8, 2010
    mn
    Oh wow thanks for the chart! I have some big egg layers
     
  5. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

    553
    2
    111
    Oct 5, 2010
    Pacific NW
    Found it!

    "Size represents the minimum net weight per dozen. In descending order, egg sizes are Jumbo (30 ounces per dozen), Extra Large (27 ounces), Large (24 ounces), Medium (21 ounces), Small (18 ounces) and Peewee (15 ounces). Medium, Large and Extra Large are the sizes most commonly available because these are the sizes hens most often lay."


    [​IMG]
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    8,431
    135
    331
    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Quote:divide by twelve gives you individual egg weights
     
  7. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    pips&peeps :

    Quote:divide by twelve gives you individual egg weights

    Average individual egg weights. There's going to be variation up and down, even though they want them to all be close.​
     
  8. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    pips&peeps :

    2.5 oz and up - Jumbo
    2.25 - 2.4 - XL
    2.00 - 2.24 - L
    1.75 - 1.99 - M
    1.5 - 1.74 - S
    1.25 - 1.49 - PeeWee

    PER USDA Standards

    [​IMG]

    WOW! Maureen laid a 2.6 oz egg this morning...largest so far...she laid a 2.4 oz last week, usually they are 2.2. I had the monitor on and didn't hear a peep out of her when she did it...I think I would have been screaming then Celebration Song for at least an hour!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,216
    56
    238
    May 10, 2010
    Utah
    That is really interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    I decided to weigh the 10 eggs I happened to have on hand. They came from 4 different birds. They all weighed either 1 5/8 oz or 1 3/4 oz, with the exception of my SLW's egg. But, it was her very first egg ever. It was 1 3/8 oz. That's amazing to me that they were so consistent in size.
     
  10. arpyhh

    arpyhh Out Of The Brooder

    We got our 10,(20 wk old) girls from the hatchery Sept 12- within 3 weeks we started getting eggs-We now get 10 eggs a day faithfully. We've gotten several jumbo size eggs that were double yolkers or had really huge yolks.

    Today we got a HUGE egg, larger even than our largest Jumbo- we named it Torpedo. Due to the size we decided to do a size/weight comparison of the eggs we're getting. The majority of the eggs we get daily fall into the medium/large/Xlarge category. The 3 eggs on the right, the XL Jumbo and Torpedo were all double yolkers. :) (Somebody out there has a sore hiney I'm thinkin')

    I sized them according to what felt right from my many years of store bought eggs. This is in no way official- just my own sizing chart :)
    I LOVE GETTING EGGS!


    :)


    [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by