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"Tough" eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 2dogs1cat, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. 2dogs1cat

    2dogs1cat Songster

    Mar 8, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    I've noticed there is a tough inner membrane to the eggs my hens lay. I crack the eggs and then feel like I should get a chisel. What is causing this? It seems to be all of them.
  2. MakNugget

    MakNugget Songster

    May 31, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Gosh darn eggs are fresh, that's what is causing it.
  3. Annabella

    Annabella Songster

    Apr 17, 2010
    Hey - interesting only one of my girls eggs are like that too. [​IMG]
    I sometimes think as I try and crack it -that it might be a boiled egg I have put into the fridge, the membrane is so thick. [​IMG]
    The other eggs are not like that at all!!
    I just thought it was a quirk of one of my girls.[​IMG]

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