Thick shells an issue when hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MuscovyMad, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. MuscovyMad

    MuscovyMad Chirping

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    I ate a few of my hens eggs the other day and found them harder to crack than normal. Does the thickness of the shell tend to remain constant throughout a period of 2 weeks. There has been no changes to her diet. She is on layers pellets and can free range round a farm throuhout the day. She is a cochin bantam (pullet).

    I am just wondering as i am incubating and her first egg is due to hatch tomorrow. [​IMG] Do thick shells make it harder for chicks to hatch out?

    As you can tell i am probably just paranoid. I'm going insane waiting. I had hoped it would be out by now as somebody said that bantams can hatch as early as day 18. But nothing yet. I swear i can hear peeping but i know i'm imagining it cause i go to the bator and it's silent. Unless it knows i'm coming and it shuts up. [​IMG]
     
  2. MuscovyMad

    MuscovyMad Chirping

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    Just read this back to myself. Would like to point out that i cracked them over a jug to whisk before cooking. I did not bite into them directly. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenlover96

    chickenlover96 Chirping

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    Hello if the eggs shells are hard it will make it harder for the chick to get out and only the stronger chicks will get out
     

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