How are egg sizes determined?

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  1. chickchickgirls

    chickchickgirls Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a set size in ounces or length that determines whether an egg is medium, large, x-large according to grocery store standards? Thanks!
     
  2. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Minimun weights per egg

    Jumbo = 2.5 oz = 70.87 grams
    XLarge = 2.25 oz = 63.79 grams
    Large - 2 oz = 56.70 grams
    Medium - 1.75 oz = 49.61 grams
    Small = 1.5 oz = 42.52 grams
    Peewee = 1.25 oz = 35.44 grams

    Multiple by 12 to get the weight per dozen

    Matt
     
  4. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a very old scale made by Ideal that I use. It is based on the documentation listed.
     
  5. chickchickgirls

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    Thank you all so much!
     

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