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How Much Does a Chicken Egg Weigh?

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The weight of a chicken egg depends on its size and usually ranges from 1.5 to 2.5 ounces. The U.S. Department of Agriculture uses the weight of a dozen eggs to determine the size category of the eggs.

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How Much Does a Chicken Egg Weigh?
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Per USDA standards, a dozen small eggs weigh at least 18 ounces, which is around 1.5 ounces per egg. A dozen medium eggs should weigh a minimum of 21 ounces, which is around 1.75 ounces per egg. A dozen large eggs weighs at least 24 ounces, which is 2 ounces per egg on average. Extra-large eggs should weigh a minimum of 27 ounces for a dozen, which is an average of 2.25 ounces per egg. Jumbo eggs weigh at least 30 ounces per dozen, which is around 2.5 ounces per egg.

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