The following table shows the variation in weight between eggs of the same family of chickens and of the comparative value of the product of different kinds of fowls:

Weight of Whole Eggs, Shell,

   

Grains

Grains.

Net.

Common hen

small.

. 635.60

84.86

550.54

Common hen

mean.

738.35

92.58

645.77

Common hen,

large .

. 802.36

93.25

709.11

   

. 840.00

92.50

747.50

   

956.60

93.50

853.10

   

. 926.50

94.25

835.25

   

1,025.50

114.86

910.64

From this it will be seen that the Houdans and Brahmas are the most profitable producers, as far as food value of the product is concerned—provided, of course, they are equally prolific with the ordinary fowl.

Another calculation is the number of eggs to the pound, of the various weights. This is as follows:

Small ordinary eggs (635 grains).. . .. 12.20 to pound

Large ordinary eggs (802 grains)..... 9.25 to pound

Houdan eggs...... 8.0 to pound

Brahma, mean .... 7.4 to pound

Brahma, large..... 7.1 to pound