Is there an egg sizing chart?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sylvie, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Sylvie

    Sylvie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a chart or measurement used for sizing eggs?
    My Light Brahma's first egg is huge! It is bigger than an extra large store bought egg by 1/2 inch lengthwise. Ouch!!! Like an extra-jumbo.
    How am I going to find cartons that these will fit in for selling?
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would hang onto that egg. More than likely it is a doulbe yoker. You can order cartoons or post a wanted add on craigslist.
     
  3. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    To label which size egg she's producing, you need to know the weight of it. [​IMG] I weigh mine on a small postal scale we have. 2 ounces is a 'large' egg.
    But your's does sound like a really large egg!

    Carla
     
  4. crazyhen

    crazyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulation on your egg but I doubt they will continue to be so large. Ever once in awhile I get one too. Sometimes I won't get another egg the next day at all. when they are young layers their hormones mess them up. Enjoy your egg. There is sort of an egg measurement table but it is wt. I can't seem to find mine so maybe one of the others could help you with this. Jean
    Yeh! found it this is per dozen
    Peewee=15oz
    small=18oz.
    med.=21oz
    large=24oz
    extra large=27oz
    Jumbo=30oz
    Remember this is per dozen so you have to devide it out. Jean
     
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  5. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. SandRun

    SandRun Out Of The Brooder

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    I want me one of them, and I don't even have my chickens yet!!!!!! [​IMG][​IMG]

    I likes me tools.
     
  7. Sylvie

    Sylvie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
    Ok, it is off both charts.
    It weighs 3 oz. So a dozen of these would weigh 36 oz.

    Even though I know these measurements aren't used, it is 2 1/2" long x 1 3/4" wide.
    Relieved that they might not all be this big. I plan to show it to family and friends before finding out if it is a double yolker, LOL!
     
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  8. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow cool egg scale [​IMG]
     
  9. chickenchick56

    chickenchick56 New Egg

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    I just got a huge egg on Christmas Day. 3oz, or84 grams. Poor girl! Gonna save it for my son when he gets back in town. I found a size chart online months ago, but can't find it now. Love the scale.
    Happy clucking!
     
  10. ambrosia

    ambrosia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen on here where ppl weigh their eggs and are amazed at the size. Is there a standardized weight for each egg size??? For resale
     

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