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Cracked Blue Eggs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MyHenPepper, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. MyHenPepper

    MyHenPepper New Egg

    Mar 12, 2016
    I've noticed that when I take my blue eggs inside, after a day or so some of them crack. I've tried leaving them on the counter to see if it was from the cold of the fridge, and they still crack. When I go to use the blue eggs the shells are nice and thick, so this doesn't make sense to me. What am I doing wrong?
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    I’ve never experienced anything like that. I’m assuming you know they were not cracked before you pout them in the fridge. Were they frozen when you gathered them? How many times have you experienced this?
  3. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2013
    Lancashire, England

    How old are the hens that are laying them?

    What temperature is it where you are?
  4. MyHenPepper

    MyHenPepper New Egg

    Mar 12, 2016
    They weren't cracked when I brought them in. However, today I noticed one was cracked in the nesting box.
    It's about 75 here today. The weather has been back and forth, but this has been happening for a month. The girls are around 7 months old.
  5. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    Have you tried candling the eggs to detect hairline cracks?

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