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Some interesting egg facts to share while you enjoy activities with your family and friends this Easter weekend.



The shape of an Egg – An egg can be more rounded or pointed; this all depends on the species of the bird. Researchers have cataloged 1,400 different variations of egg shapes.

The color of an Egg – The color of an egg is determined by genetics and species.

  • Eggshells are made of calcium carbonate- which to our eyes appears to be white but some eggshells actually contain ultraviolet colors that are visible only to birds.

  • Brown Eggs– Ever wonder why they cost more at the store? That’s because brown chickens are usually larger and require more food to make an egg.

The size of an Egg –  The size of an egg is determined by breed, age and diet.

  • The largest egg– Came from a now extinct bird known as the elephant bird. These birds laid eggs about 11 inches, 28 centimeters long.

  • The smallest egg– Weighing as much as a paper clip comes from hummingbirds

Fun Facts:

  • Eggs contain the highest quality of protein you can buy.

  • A large egg contains 70 calories and 5 grams of fat.

  • An average hen lays 300-325 eggs a year.

  • To produce one egg it takes a hen 24-26 hours.

  • Yolk color depends on the diet of the hen.

  • As hens age the produce larger eggs.

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