|Cleaned up and sitting pretty!|
|Before clean up, the mess on the left egg is all from the right egg.|
Both eggs were cold to the touch, so I really don't know if one is a day older and I missed it or if two of the girls started laying yesterday! Of course, the broken egg was larger than the intact egg...the shell was maybe half an inch taller from what I could tell. But, the whole egg weighed in at 1.3 ounces! Very small for both Wyandottes and Plymouth Rocks (who both lay Large eggs - Large eggs should weigh around 2 ounces), but not bad for a first try!
I was curious as to what was the "official" size rank and found a decent answer, oddly enough, at Answer.com. According to the "answer" there, the following is egg sizes by weight.
- Peewee : 1.25 oz.
- Small : 1.5 oz.
- Medium : 1.75 oz.
- Large : 2.1 oz.
This is what my girls should be laying...when they get "good" at it.
- Extra Large : 2.25 oz.
- Jumbo : 2.5 and above per egg.
I saw a post, here, yesterday of an egg that weighed in at 5 ounces! I agree that the chicken that laid that egg had to have had a funny walk after that egg...