How many eggs to make an omelette?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pgpoultry, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's what I found in one of my coops today. So the answer is...if the egg on the left weighing 104g....about 1 or 2....if the egg on the right, tipping the scales at 22g.....about 20.

    It made my morning very interesting anyway.
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I always love finding boof eggs.
     
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the tiny ones always just have a bit of albumen, and the monster on the left will have 2 or 3 yolks.
     
  4. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    Is the one on the right a bantam or just a fart egg? I would definitely crack them both into a little bowl before using them in my recipe - you may find several yolks in the one on the left and no yolk in the one on the right. LOL! What a contrast in egg size.
     
  5. terryg

    terryg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To take your question seriously :) about cooking with different-sized eggs, I'm the author of The Farmstead Egg Cookbook, so I know something about it :) A standard egg is 2 ounces, but I have hens that lay 3 ounce eggs, and a bantam White Leghorn who's eggs come in around 1 1/2 ounces. Usually omelets are made with 3 eggs. When you have a selection of bantam and large eggs, and have a recipe that calls for a lot of eggs (like 8, say) then it's best to weigh your eggs, or you could be quite off! So, I'd suggest getting a kitchen scale.The other thing to remember is that the proportion of yolk to white changes depending on the size of the egg. The smaller the egg, the larger the yolk. I once ruined a pound cake recipe using all bantam eggs - it was too yolky and the texture was off.
     
  6. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The tiny egg is a 'fart' or 'fairy' egg. I've just worked out that it probably is from a brown mutt pullet who is about the right age to start laying and was in that pen overnight.

    It probably is best to weigh eggs for very specific recipes.
     
  7. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    I like the fairy egg better then fart egg name, much prettier sounding.
     

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