Very stupid egg question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    I know we make fun sometimes of people who don't know anything about eggs and how they are "created" so don't yell at me too much for this one!

    I had always been told that an egg with a thick membrane (when you cracked it) was an old egg.

    I am cracking eggs the day they are laid and I can't get over how tough the membrane is! Is the old wive's tale wrong? Or is it that my hens are still young??
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    It is a wives tale. They are thicker because they are fresher and the hens are fed a variety of food. AND THERE ARE NO STUPID QUESTIONS. Unless you ask if OJ is guilty. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenbike

    chickenbike Chillin' With My Peeps

    If, by membrane, you mean the egg white, then the fresher the egg, the more thick the egg white. This is why the freshest eggs make the best poached eggs and the best whipped egg whites.
     
  4. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    I promise not to ask ANY questions about OJ the less said about him the better!

    I meant the membrane that the shell is attached to! Maybe that is the source of the confusion.... the egg white vs the membrane??
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Nope, I know what you are talking about - outside in = shell, membrane, egg..... The membrane, the lining of the shell, is sometimes VERY thick on my eggs. Usually along with hard as nails shells...

    The true test for an old egg is to put it in a pot of water - if it floats, toss it, if it lays flat on the bottom it is very fresh, if the small end points up it's older but not bad.
     
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    I have WHAT in my yard? :

    I promise not to ask ANY questions about OJ the less said about him the better!

    I meant the membrane that the shell is attached to! Maybe that is the source of the confusion.... the egg white vs the membrane??

    the only smart question involving OJ...do you drink it with breakfast or with pizza! [​IMG]
     
  7. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your hens are young and eating good food so im sure the shells are harder than store bought also, had to get eggs at the store the other day and they almost broke in my hand
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:the only smart question involving OJ...do you drink it with breakfast or with pizza! [​IMG]

    pizza???? oh blech! [​IMG] Girl!
     
  9. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:the only smart question involving OJ...do you drink it with breakfast or with pizza! [​IMG]

    pizza???? oh blech! [​IMG] Girl!

    i didn't say i drink it with pizza...that's the divider in the question!

    group A...OJ and breakfast
    group B....OJ and pizza

    and let's not forget
    group C...OJ an spaghetti
     
  10. skirbo

    skirbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm laughing at this because when I made a bunch of pecan pies over Christmas, I had to buy eggs at the store. I *pulverized* the first egg cracking it open. I had already forgotten how much easier they were to crack than eggs from my girls.

    Now, if I could just figure out how to peel them after boiling them without half the white tearing off.

    Sarah
     

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