I was a skeptic about the taste of fresh eggs from my girls...only till they started laying! I now enjoy 3 eggs each morning (they are still kinda small). The room temperature truly makes a difference in the egg, but what can I do about their harder than rock shells? I have oyster shell out for the girls free-choice and they must be making use of it. My shells are so hard you almost need a hammer and chisel to get into them. I have yet to get an egg on my plate without shell in it. Sometimes I have to whack it so hard on the side of the bowl that I ruin the perfect yolk in the process. I don't know about you all, but I don't really care to "crunch" my eggs...HELP PLEASE!