check out my soft shelled egg :)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wnthunting, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. wnthunting

    wnthunting Out Of The Brooder

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    One of our girls layed her first egg today ... no shell on it yet ....kinda neat lookin [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Cool!
    Did you know if you take a regular shelled egg and place it in a glass of vinegar for a day or two it will turn into a shell-less egg? Supposedly if you then put it in a glass of water for a few days it will get a hard shell again, but I've never done the second part.
     
  3. MommyMagpie

    MommyMagpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The vinegar part is accurate, but if you then put it into water it will get HUGE. DS13 did just this experiment in his science course about a month ago. (Karo syrup makes them shrink, btw).
     
  4. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool gonna have Colt do this.. his main science this year is going to be chicken based,, from evolution to hatching show quality birds , genetic etc there is so much I can incorporate into his science using one main focus thus being chickens..

    thanks for the project idea
    Pink
     
  5. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
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    Quote:did you put it in the karo after the vinegar or just shell and all reg size?
     
  6. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks for sharing!! I think it is really cool looking as well!! People talk about them, but rarely ever post pics of them! I've never seen one before- that's a really good picture of it, too.
     
  7. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Very cool. I've gotten a few like that!
     
  8. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neat! The soft shelled eggs that are laid here don't last long enough to get a pic, they eat them immediately.
     
  9. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats pretty cool. I was expecting my first ones to be soft, but they were just perfect.
     

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