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So.my eggs are small...

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Momagain1, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    because they just started laying a couple wks ago...

    when you have a recipe (say banana bread) that says 2 eggs..most of thte time
    we use large eggs..so should I use 3 instead??

    and my yolks are not very bright...whats up w/that anyway?? thought they were to be brighter...
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I would use 3. Not sure about the yolks...some of mine are really dark gold and some are light yellow, even though they all eat the same things.
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    The yolks are only orange in my experience when they free range a lot.
    And yeah, 3 pullet eggs is about the same as 2 large.
     
  4. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    hmm..mine dont get to free range; but they do get a TON of greens... :)
     
  5. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are penned and fed Layena from purina, and have deep colored yolks, not bright like light yellow, but deep gold to orange (they also get rich dark greens and other table foods). They say it's the marigold in the Layena feed that does it. My free range flocks years ago had deep colored yolks and never ate a marigold. Probably deep colored back then because they got daily scratch with corn.
     
  6. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also get medium size eggs from my RIRs. What I've been doing for a recipe that calls for whole eggs is measuring them. I large egg = about 3 1/4 tablespoons. An ounce is 2 tablespoons. 2 large eggs = 6 1/2 tablespoons = 3 ounces + 1/2 tablespoon.

    This gets to be a pain when you've got to figure it all out every time. I made up a little chart for myself with the measurements and refer to it each time.

    Here's a link with some volume measurements: http://www.indiacurry.com/Miscel/eggvolume.htm
     

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