Comparison of the Egg Size for a Turkey Vs. a Goose

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Two barnyard favorites, the turkey and the goose, both lay eggs that are regarded as gourmet quality. Both turkeys and geese can dwell harmoniously in the same yard, as females reaching similar size of around 20 pounds. The similarities diverge when you look at their eggs: Goose egg is much larger than turkey eggs.

Goose Eggs

The largest egg of common barnyard poultry belongs to the goose. The eggs average 3 to 4.5 inches in length with a circumference of more than 7 inches. Laying on its side, the egg may raise 3 inches off the counter. An average goose egg weighs 144 grams. The yolk of a goose egg is sometimes as large as a chicken egg, and you can use one goose egg for every two chicken eggs in a recipe.

Turkey Eggs

Turkey eggs average between 2 to 2.7 inches in length and are just under 1.5 to 2 inches wide, with an average circumference of 5 inches. Turkey eggs vary in weight from 66 grams to more than 110 grams. Midget breeds laying the smallest eggs and heritage breeds usually producing the larger eggs. Two turkey eggs will replace three chicken eggs in a recipe.

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