How many grams does a jumbo, large etc egg weigh?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BCMominMD, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. BCMominMD

    BCMominMD Chillin' With My Peeps

    171
    0
    119
    Mar 12, 2009
    Southern Md
    Can anyone direct me to a scale? My husband weighs our eggs. They range 45 - 75 gm. I was just wondering where they fall in the official classification which I can't seem to find.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,943
    10
    231
    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
    Sizing of Eggs
    Size tells you the minimum required net weight per dozen eggs. It does not refer to the dimensions of an egg or how big it looks. While some eggs in the carton may look slightly larger or smaller than the rest, it is the total weight of the dozen eggs that puts them in one of the following classes:

    Size or Weight Class Minimum net weight per dozen
    Jumbo 30 ounces
    Extra Large 27 ounces
    Large 24 ounces
    Medium 21 ounces
    Small 18 ounces
    Peewee 15 ounces
     
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,943
    10
    231
    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
  4. BCMominMD

    BCMominMD Chillin' With My Peeps

    171
    0
    119
    Mar 12, 2009
    Southern Md
    Thanks Marlinchaser! I was searching for the wrong thing. I never knew the scale had to do with all dozen eggs.
     
  5. BCMominMD

    BCMominMD Chillin' With My Peeps

    171
    0
    119
    Mar 12, 2009
    Southern Md
    Oh and thanks for the conversion. I am hopeless at that kind of stuff:)
     
  6. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

    7,480
    180
    298
    Feb 12, 2009
    Ohio
    Quote:I feel kinda dumb right now, but isnt 16 oz a pound I really think that should be grams and not ounces, I would hate to see the peewee chicken that laid an egg almost a pound poor chickie
     
    1 person likes this.
  7. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

    7,480
    180
    298
    Feb 12, 2009
    Ohio
    my bad I just noticed the dozen thing I guess I am dumb

    Ingredients: Jumbo Extra Large Large Medium Small Peewee
    30 oz/doz ~ 71g/egg
    27 oz/doz ~ 64g/egg
    24 oz/doz ~ 57g/egg
    21 oz/doz ~ 50g/egg
    18 oz/doz ~ 42.5g/egg
    15 oz/doz ~ 35g/egg
     
    AlleysChicks likes this.
  8. wsdareme

    wsdareme Chillin' With My Peeps

    701
    13
    141
    Mar 9, 2010
    Yelm, WA
    I found this online:

    US egg sizes

    Egg sizes Average weight

    Jumbo 2 1/2 oz (71g)
    Extra-large 2 1/4 oz (64g)
    Large 2 oz (57g)
    Medium 1 3/4 oz (50g)
    Small 1 1/2 oz (43g)
    Peewee 1 1/4 oz (35g)
     
    AlleysChicks likes this.
  9. kidsbme3

    kidsbme3 Out Of The Brooder

    67
    1
    31
    Apr 17, 2009
    Forsyth County, NC
    While not trying to confuse this further, I need to know the weight of an egg fit for hatching. If Orpingtons should lay a large egg can I hatch the 60g and up? Like BC, our girls lay from 54g to 74g.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by