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Making Substitutions for Different Egg Sizes and Weights

Egg Sizes

A hen lays about 320 eggs during her laying cycle. These eggs are not all the same size. Generally, as a hen gets older, she lays larger eggs.

Eggs are categorized by weight, not size or shape. Sometimes eggs in the same carton may appear to be different sizes, but their weight will be within a similar range.

The following minimum weights are used to classify eggs:

Meal Planning Template

Egg Farmers of Ontario is pleased to bring you Meal Planning Made Easy, based on Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide. This resource was created in partnership with the Home Child Care Association of Ontario and developed by Carol Harrison, a Registered Dietitian.

What's Inside?

This resource includes:

Get Cracking!

Egg Farmers of Ontario is happy to share our delicious recipes that are sure to eggs-cite you. Here you can also meet our farmers and watch them at work, ensuring Ontario hens have the high-quality care they need to provide fresh eggs to your local grocery store.

Albert Visser

Bill Mitchell

Lee Hickey

Ray Hinton

Andrew DeWeerd

Marc Bourdon

Craig Hunter

Hubert Schillings

Scott Brookshaw

Scott Graham, Chair

Brian Miller

Roger Pelissero

Dan Veldman