table of egg weights?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Puck-Puck, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Puck-Puck

    Puck-Puck Songster

    For those of use who intend to use an ordinary food scale for weighing the eggs we will EVENTUALLY be getting, is there a table somewhere saying how many ounces/grams make a small/medium/large egg? I tried googling, but I guess I didn't use the right search words.
  2. LoreenH

    LoreenH Songster

    Jul 10, 2009
  3. cybercat

    cybercat Songster

    May 22, 2007
    Greeneville, Tn
    This should be a sticky as we get the question enough.
  4. rileysgranny

    rileysgranny Songster

    Oct 17, 2008
    Tennessee, USA
    I guess that makes my 1oz bantam eggs extra pee-wee!

    Edited to add: thanks for this information. I've been wondering about this for awhile.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2009
  5. Puck-Puck

    Puck-Puck Songster

    Thank you so very much! This is information I can use. (If in doubt, ask at BYC!) [​IMG]
  6. Puck-Puck

    Puck-Puck Songster

    All right, I followed the link for the Canadian egg weight regulations, which went to the home page for the entire Ministry of Justice! I searched around, and eventually found the Canadian egg weight table. It is as follows:

    jumbo, min. 70 grams
    extra large, min. 63 g.
    large, min. 56 g.
    medium, 49 g.
    small, 42 g.
    peewee: anything under 42 g.

    This appears to be the same scale expressed in metric, assuming that 28 grams = 1 ounce.

    Alas, my food scale is not sensitive enough to weigh eggs. A postal scale would do the job.

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