No, not hardly. But quite a bit bigger than your run of the mill chicken egg!
I've had some inquiries as to just how big are the goose eggs we've been getting.
Above we have, left to right, a goose egg, a duck egg and a standard-sized chicken egg.
The chicken egg weighs in at 2 ounces. The Muscovy duck egg isn't a lot bigger at 3 ounces. (I suspect the extra ounce is all in the shell. Boy howdy, those duck eggs are hard to crack open.) The shape is consistently a bit more rounded than a chicken egg.
Then there's the goose egg which tipped the scales at 7 ounces. (That's nearly half a pound!)
Our Pilgrim geese are a smaller variety so I'm assuming the bigger geese would produce even larger eggs.
I've been using the duck eggs in recipes interchangeably with chicken eggs, one for one, with good success. I haven't baked with a goose egg because I'm just not sure how many chicken eggs would be equal to one goose egg.
One of these mornings, I'm going to fry a goose egg and serve it on a dinner plate. I'm betting it would come close to filling the plate!
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