Egg Analyses

Our 100% day on September 23rd (2009) gave us the perfect opportunity to analyse the different characteristics of our girls’ eggs. The data is quite extensive, so has been split into three pages for easier loading:

Hope you enjoy.


The table below has the initial information on the eggs, in order of laying. All eight eggs were laid within a five hour period, and were collected and refrigerated no more than half an hour after being laid, so they can be considered all very much the same age.

Hen Time Laid Weight Average† Sequence‡
Venus 10.30 am 72 g 69.2 g 1 of 9
Lily 10.30 am 66 g 65.6 g 2 of 2
Frida 11 am 60 g 61.2 g 2 of 4
Poppy 12 pm 62 g 63.8 g 2 of 3
Neroli 12.15 pm 58 g 56.5 g 1 of 2
Claire 2 pm 58 g 62.1 g 1 of 1
Ella 2 pm 74 g 72.6 g 1 of 1
Bessie 3 pm 58 g 58.9 g 2 of 2

†Average weight is the average weight of all the eggs laid to this date since each hen came back into lay from moulting. NB: For Neroli, this is all eggs laid to this point.

‡Sequence is which egg it was in a sequence of how many (as egg size usually decreases as the sequence goes on).

on to Egg Analyses part ii: Yolks and Whites
or ahead to Egg Analyses part iii: Shells ⇒ ⇒


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