Egg Sizes (Chicken)

Europe

In Europe, modern egg sizes are defined as follows.

Size

Mass per egg

Very large

73 g and over

Large

63-73 g

Medium

53-63 g

Small

53 g and under



Old method:

Size Weight

0: over 75g

1: 70-75g

2: 65-70g

3: 60-65g

4: 55-60g

5: 50-55g

6: 45-50g

7: under 45g

United States of America

The United States Department of Agriculture sizing is based by weight per dozen. The most common US size of chicken egg is 'Large' and is the egg size commonly referred to for recipes.

The following egg masses have been calculated on the basis of the USDA sizing:

Size

Mass per egg

Cooking Yield (Volume)

Jumbo

Greater than 2.5 oz. or 71 g


Very Large or Extra-Large (XL)

Greater than 2.25 oz. or 64 g

56 mL (4 tbsp)

Large (L)

Greater than 2 oz. or 57 g

46 mL (3.25 tbsp)

Medium (M)

Greater than 1.75 oz. or 50 g

43 mL (3 tbsp)

Small (S)

Greater than 1.5 oz. or 43 g


Peewee

Greater than 1.25 oz. or 35 g


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