How big are Silkie eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CountryFried, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. CountryFried

    CountryFried Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm still deciding what breed to get (man, Silkies are some beautiful birds!), but I'm curious how small a "small" egg is.

    I'm used to the "large" size eggs from the grocery store. If there's anyone who has Silkies and access to the standard large size egg, would you mind posting a picture of the eggs side by side so I can see a comparison? TIA for any help!
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I don't have pics but I've seen a few and some are almost half the size of a store bought egg.
     
  3. NCchicken

    NCchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shoot, I wish I read this before I got to work. I have silkie eggs and since one of my silkies is broody (the one in the picture), I need to buy eggs today anyways. I will try to post some comparison pictures tonight. Hopefully someone will post a picture for you before then! It's been so long since I purchased store bought eggs, I might be in for a shocker on how small my silkie eggs are. I agree with PP, in that if I remember correctly they are about 1/2 to 3/4 smaller than jumbo sized eggs. This is the only picture I have on my computer at work. I have two silkie eggs in my hand. I have slightly small hands, or what my DH tells me that is. HTH!
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  4. tallyho

    tallyho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just think of the cute little fried eggs!
     
  5. CountryFried

    CountryFried Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL @ tallyho!

    My concern is that we do a lot of baking and recipes are calibrated for large eggs. I think the Silkies are gorgeous, but I might need to get chickies that lay larger eggs, unless I could just use 2 Silkie eggs to 1 large. (Does that make sense?)
     
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  6. NCchicken

    NCchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, I have been wondering the exact same thing. I have been told by the breeder that we got our silkies from that two silkie eggs equals one jumbo egg. I haven't baked anything yet with the silkie eggs because of this same question. Guess I should just whip up that batch of brownies and see how it goes using silkie eggs.

    They are so darn cute!!! I am [​IMG] with my silkies!
     
  7. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about silkie eggs, but I do know that using the wrong size egg will mess with baking results. I always bought jumbo and used them in baking, until I found out that recipes call for large eggs. My baking made a big improvement when I switched to large eggs. So I would just buy large eggs for your baking and eat the yummy fresh eggs where you can actually taste them.
     
  8. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would say that two Silkie eggs would equal one large....
     
  9. Harrietsmum

    Harrietsmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only use bantam eggs for all my baking. I look at the size of the egg and decide how many to use. The eggs tend to vary in size between my birds. Usually one large hen egg equals two medium, or one small and one big bantam egg.
     
  10. tallyho

    tallyho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One egg will equal 3-4 tablespoons or about 1/4 cup. You can check yours that you normally bake with and just crack as many silkie eggs as you need for the equivalent large eggs. Easy!
     
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