Please help me understand.. banty eggs...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fshinggrl, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I buy large eggs from the store (before our chickens laid). It is the size recommended for baking and is useful for the omlets and eggs for breakfast. I don't understand what I would use a banty egg for. Please.. will you explain?!!! I am just curious. I put an ad on Craigslist for eggs and this person emailed me asking if I had banty eggs.
    \\Thanks!
     
  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

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    tiny fried egg sandwiches!
     
  3. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i like my bantam eggs much more than the large ones from my standards. i think you get more yolk in the little ones. i eat them for breakfast every day. If i end up with extra eggs (not happening right now, due to the weather) i give away the big eggs and keep the little ones for myself.
     
  4. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    Maybe they were wanting Hatching eggs..??[​IMG] or tryin to cut back on their egg intake..LOL
     
  5. possumqueen

    possumqueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The rule of thumb is 3 banty eggs = 2 large eggs.

    On the other hand, I agree with alicefelldown, even though she was probably just kidding. A single banty egg makes a great little snack sandwich!! And they make priceless devilled eggs!! A dish of tiny devilled eggs is always a hit at a party.
     
  6. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually use about 2 banty eggs for a medium sized egg or 3 for a large sized egg.

    Suzy
     
  7. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I appreciate it!

    These are not fertile so no hatching happening with these!
     
  8. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

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    Quote:No way! Tiny eggs are awesome, only wish my tiny tiny hen would lay more.
     
  9. BridgeTea

    BridgeTea Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Tiny deviled eggs would be awesome! I need more banties next spring...The eggs are so cute and the yolks stand right up there.

    Egg math at my house: 2 regular eggs=3 banty eggs, or 1 duck egg+1 banty egg.
     
  10. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are great for younger kids. If they cant eat a large eggs.
     

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