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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: