Some of the eggs were looking pretty big, so I looked up the weight requirements for the different sizes. According to this USDA publication,
|Size or weight class||Min net weight/dozen||Min weight/egg|
|Jumbo||30 ounces||2.5 ounces|
|Extra Large||27 ounces||2.25 ounces|
|Large||24 ounces||2.0 ounces|
|Medium||21 ounces||1.75 ounces|
|Small||18 ounces||1.5 ounces|
|Peewee||15 ounces||1.25 ounces|
The most recent dozen eggs had a net weight of 26 ounces, so they were nearly Extra-Large. I need a more accurate scale to measure the individual eggs, since my kitchen scale only has marks for ounces. Still, if my pullets are laying such large eggs now, just imagine how big they should be after they fully mature.
The hens will be moving into their winter quarters (the brooder house) tomorrow. It's not too cold for them to be out on pasture, but we've now entered the fall rainy season, and it's pretty muddy out there. If I let them stay, they'll cause a lot of damage to the pasture. There's not a whole lot left for them to eat out there, anyway.