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Egg Size Chart

Egg Size Chart

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A medium egg measures out to about 3 Tablespoons (one Tablespoon of yolk, two Tablespoons of white) Commercially sold eggs are weighed by the dozen, not by the individual egg. So there can be some variance from egg to egg within a carton, as long as the aggregate weight of the carton is consistent with the guideline for that egg label. Carton weights for the various size eggs. Small 510.2 gram or an average of 42.5 gram per egg Medium 595.3 gram or an average of 49.6 gram per egg Large 680.3 gram or an average of 56.6 gram per egg Extra-Large 765.4 gram or an average of 63.7 gram per egg Jumbo 850.4 gram or an average of 70.8 gram per egg
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How to check an Egg is Fresh or not?

How to check an Egg is Fresh or not?

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There actually is a way to tell if an egg is fresh without cracking it or floating it in a glass of water. All you have to do is pick up the egg and shake it. Honest. That's it. An egg that's been around for awhile will slosh around and you'll be able to feel the yolk jiggling around inside. That's because as an egg ages, the air sac at one end enlarges as air seeps in through the shell and evaporates the moisture in the egg white. So there's empty space and the insides start moving around. When you shake a fresh egg, you won't feel anything jiggling. So you'll want to use the eggs that are jiggling first. (unless you want to eat only the freshest eggs, in…
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Anatomy of a Fresh Egg

Anatomy of a Fresh Egg

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The albumen or egg white of a freshly laid egg will be cloudy, not completely clear. This is because it contains carbon dioxide that slowly seeps out as the egg ages, turning the white clear. The fresher the egg, the thicker and cloudier the albumen. The albumen actually consists of four parts: the inner thick albumen, the inner thin albumen, and the outer thick albumen and the outer thin albumen. These layers are designed to protect and cushion a chick embryo as it develops. These layers get more watery as the egg ages and the proteins change, so an older egg will spread out in the pan more than a fresh egg. An egg white does contain protein, as well as niacin, riboflavin, magnesium, potassium and sodium, but not nearly…
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Ways to Save Money on Chicken Feed

Ways to Save Money on Chicken Feed

Chicken Feed
Free Range Probably the easiest (and least expensive) way to cut your chicken feed bill a bit is to let your chickens free range for at least part of the day. Chickens left to their own devices can get about 20% of their total daily energy needs from grass. Grow Grains or Seeds Up the ante by growing some grains for your chickens. It's easy to till a small area and then grow cover crops like winter rye, wheat, sorghum, barley, millet, alfalfa, mustard or oats. Grow Fodder Fodder is basically sod without the dirt. So you're growing mats of grass for your chickens to nibble on. You can sprout any type of untreated grass seed, or things like alfalfa or winter rye, right in a tray in your kitchen!…
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