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How do eggs come in different sizes?

Meaning medium and large and X-large? My dd is hard boiling eggs and wants to know. thanks

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:08 AM on Jan. 7, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • Different types of chickens produce different sized eggs.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 12:11 AM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • different sized chickens. I have bantam chickens that lay blue and pink eggs that are slightly smaller than ping-pong balls, Theyr'e quite beautiful. I don't have the heart to eat them... makes me feel like I'm eating my grandchildren. :)

    Answer by Busimommi at 12:11 AM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • Commerically grown eggs are not laid by different chickens. Eggs are sorted by weight, they're all from the same kind of chickens.

    Large eggs weigh more than medium eggs, but may not always be noticeably bigger. Small and medium eggs are very close in size.

    Answer by LindaClement at 2:27 AM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • Depends on what kind of chicken lays them.

    Answer by sexyfancyface at 10:52 AM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • Depends on the type of chicken AND if they're new layers. A hen that is just starting to lay her first eggs will typically produce small/medium sized eggs and as she produces more they become more the large size or even the extra large/jumbo size, although my California Greys never produced larger than a large size egg.


    Answer by michiganmom116 at 1:47 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

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