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The eggs are sooo hard to break...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kim.home, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. kim.home

    kim.home In the Brooder

    Nov 15, 2008
    So it's my first week getting eggs from my hens (YAY!), and I was so excited to make eggs this morning. Seriously, I couldn't crack the eggs. I mean I had to SMASH them on the side of the pan, then the shells were all in the eggs in the pan. Is this how the eggs are always going to be? Are everyone's like this? (Yesterday some friends of ours gave my daughter and her friend eggs from their chickens, the girls were throwing them across the street onto the grass without them cracking, seemed strange at the time, but at breakfast this morning it came to mind.)
    Thanks for any comments,
    [​IMG] Kim

  2. Congratulations, your girls are using their calcium perfectly! [​IMG]
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    The first one's are always a little hard, they'll get a little easier. Rap them with the back side of a butter knife, (not too hard, SPLAT!) and then you can usually get them open without too much shell.
  4. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    makes you realize how nutritionally deficient factory hens must be though, poor ladies . . . love your healthy girls!

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