With bantam chickens and average laying hens and hens that lay extra large eggs, we see all sizes. The largest egg ever laid by any of my chickens was almost 4 ounces and it was so huge!
The big egg in this carton is huge but only weighs 2.70 ounces. According to the USDA, jumbo eggs are great than 2.50 ounces so it qualifies as a jumbo.
We get a lot of small eggs from the bantams. This one weighs 1.3 ounces so it would be in the peewee category.
One of my friends goes through several dozen eggs a week. She loves eggs and I think she has them for breakfast, for lunch and maybe with her dinner. She likes boiling the small ones and serving them with salads. I give her lots of eggs and they often bring over several bags of chicken feed to repay the favor. That works great for both of us.
But, my friend has been gone a lot and in just a couple of weeks, the eggs were stacking up and Thursday Vince and I delivered 17 dozen eggs to a shelter that provides meals.
If I’m selling the eggs, I sort them and only sell the largest ones but if I’m giving them away, they get whatever the chickens happen to lay, and so far . . there have been no complaints. Free eggs are good . . no matter what size, right?