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Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by PotterWatch, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    This was part of a little thing on how to cook eggs that says it is presented by

    Hard Boiled Eggs

    Brown shells are thicker than white shells, and thus more crack-resistant, making them ideal for hard boiling. There's no other differences between white and brown eggs -- they just come from different breeds of hen.

    I have never heard of this before and I haven't noticed that to be true with my own chickens (the part about shell thickness). Where do you suppose this information comes from and is there any truth to it?
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2009

  2. Chicks & Turks

    Chicks & Turks Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    Fayetteville, NC
    I'm wondering if they compared a store egg, white one, to a fresh egg, brown one. The fresh eggs shell would be stronger because it's fresher.... Other than that, I don't know, good question though
  3. deb1

    deb1 Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    I haven't noticed any difference either.
  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    My Leghorn's shells were definately thinner and easier to crack than my Barred Rocks and Rhode Island Reds. But that was only true of the Leghorns, the Silkies, Polish and the other banties were just as hard as the brown eggs.
  5. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    Of all mine, including the leghorn we used to have, my RIR has the thinnest shells by far. The ones we got from the lehorn were some of the thickest. ?
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Werll, Heather I am assuming they are talking about store bought brown eggs vs white ones. That I have found to be true. But here at home they are ALL hard as a rock, no matter the color.
  7. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    I doubt it....BUT
    I do have brown "organic" eggs and regular white eggs in the fridge frome time to time and sometimes the white ones are paper thin while the brown ones I have the whack on the counter to crack.

    That just tells me that the chickens from the white egg farm are undernourished and should be in my backyard getting the good stuff!

  8. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    I think that we should all email them.
  9. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    I agree, maybe we should let them know that it has to do with diet, not color.

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