What size are our chickens’ eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jo1705, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. Jo1705

    Jo1705 Chirping

    May 26, 2018
    our chickens have been laying for the past month but I still don’t know what the size of their eggs are. Can anyone help me? Thank you

    ( White Egg is Large )

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  2. 5.3acredream

    5.3acredream Chirping

    Feb 8, 2018
    South Jersey
    You are better off weighing your eggs to get the size. Here is a chart to give you an idea. Screenshot_20181116-195109_Chrome.jpg
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  3. I have some mixed breed chickens, but i know who lays what.
    My isa brown lays this
    and my sumatra mix lays this one
  4. IamRainey

    IamRainey Songster

    Aug 22, 2017
    Los Angeles (Woodland Hills)
    Thanks for that chart!

    I bake and Ive never been quite sure if my eggs are the "large" that most recipes are based on. Now I'll be able to make a more reliable assessment and adjust the number of eggs accordingly. And just in time for Christmas season baking!
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2018
  5. Perris

    Perris Songster

    Jan 28, 2018
    Gower, Wales
    @IamRainey beware, grading weights vary by region! - here (EU) they are 10g brackets, changing on the x3, so 53-62g = medium, and large = 63-72g. Most cookery books will clarify what scale they are using in the introductory material, but websites are often slack in this.
  6. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Crowing

    Jul 26, 2016
    Connecticut, U.S.A.
    Here in Connecticut, U.S.A. Chicken egg weight is as follows.
    Peewee; 35 grams, 1.25 ounces, 15 ounces per Dozen.
    Small; 43 grams, 1.5 ounces, 18 ounces per Dozen.
    Medium; 50 grams, 1.75 ounces, 21 ounces per Dozen.
    Large; 57 grams, 2 ounces, 24 ounces per Dozen.
    Extra Large; 64 grams, 2.25 ounces, 27 ounces per Dozen.
    Jumbo; 71 grams, 2.5 ounces, 30 ounces per Dozen.
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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Newly laying pullets can take days, or weeks... or months to get up to a 'large' size.
    Second season of laying most birds will usually produce fewer but larger eggs.
    I just use a cheap(was ~$13 five years ago) digital kitchen scale to weigh eggs and cartons.

    Same info as GC-Raptor but easier for me to read:
  8. FnWeirdo

    FnWeirdo Songster

    Sep 6, 2018
    u.p. mi
    i dont have any comments on grading egg sizes but...
    I've worked at a bakery for a good 8 years. size of eggs really dont matter with a recipe. recipes are always a guideline, everything affects yours bakery, altitude, humidity, minerals in water, ingredient impurities, ect. use the guidelines (recipe) and adjust for moisture as you go. bakery is half art half science. small yolk = less bonding which may cause your end product to fall apart or crumble but with other recipes that may be ideal. i think you all get the point.
    just thought id mention that XD have a great day bye
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