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size of eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redturtle, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. redturtle

    redturtle Songster

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    does anyone know the gram weight for small medium large jumbo eggs?
    my hens are laying some that dont seem to be as heavy as the store bought ones
    smaller too (pullet-size eggs) so i am thinking they would be around a medium egg...
    just want to know so when i bake w/ them i can adjust the recipe
    thnx 4 the info
     
  2. Barry Natchitoches

    Barry Natchitoches Songster

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    If I recall correctly:


    SMALL -- between 1 and 1/2 ounces and 1 and 3/4 ounces

    MEDIUM -- at least 1 and 3/4 ounces but under 2 ounces

    LARGE -- 2 ounces to just under 2 and 1/4 ounces

    EXTRA LARGE -- 2 and 1/4 ounces to just under 2 and 1/2 ounces

    JUMBO -- 2 and 1/2 ounces or heavier



    Which means the 3/8 of an ounce teny, tiny egg I just found in the nest today would have to quadruple in size just to be legally classified as a "SMALL" egg...


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  3. redturtle

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    thnx for the info...appreciate it...now maybe i can save some money by not buying a scale (even tho i really want one....lol)
     

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