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My girls have been laying a few months. They are making eggs with super hard shells. You do not need a hammer but you have to put some power into opening them. Is this normal or am I giving them to much of something? thanks for the help.

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Quite normal! People are so used to the weak egg shells that store bought eggs have that they are usually surprised at how strong egg shells should be! big_smile

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Thank you so much for the answer. I was hoping that was what it was.

post #4 of 9

After a while you get used to the hardness of the egg shells. If you ever go back to using store-bought, remember not to whack them as hard... Could get pretty messy. Not that it happened to me or anything... hide

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I ate my first three fresh eggs yesterday for breakfast and was wondering the same thing. But when they broke it was a nice even line. Good to know its normal

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I always think of super hard egg shells as a good thing. My girls were the same way on their first few months of laying - We'd have jokes back and forth on what you have to do in order to break em! lau

They have softened up  a little since then to a normal strength now (certainly not as weak as store eggs, but a nice good strength) that they're older. smile

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Originally Posted by rubyrogue 

I ate my first three fresh eggs yesterday for breakfast and was wondering the same thing. But when they broke it was a nice even line. Good to know its normal


Very tasty wasn't it tongue

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post #8 of 9

I'm okay with the hard shells but they seem to shatter and I'm forever picking bits of shell out of my scrambled eggs.  Any suggestions for someone with an egg-breaking handicap?

Mary

post #9 of 9

I was also surprised at how hard fresh egg shells are compared to store bought. Don't worry, it's very normal! smile Just don't try to crack a store bought with the same force you crack fresh eggs. One more thing, when I fry eggs up now I crack it into a bowl now because I had one out of about 200 that had blood in it, that is also normal, like I said one out of about 200...hmm


Edited by trunkman - 3/26/10 at 2:10pm
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