why are eggs so hard?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by gotturkey, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. gotturkey

    gotturkey New Egg

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    i can peel the shell from my turkey eggs without
    even boiling it. is this normal or are my eggs just
    extra hard?
     
  2. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You mean the insides are that hard? If so, no that isn't normal. Is there any chance that they are frozen?
     
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is normal. All of my turkey eggs have a tough membrain under the shell.
     
  4. Breac

    Breac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I assume the reason turkey eggs have a harder shell than chicken eggs is because turkeys are a heck of a lot bigger than chickens are and the eggs need to be stronger to support the weight of the mother turkey. If they had the thickness of a chicken egg, they'd most likely break under the weight of the turkey hen.
     
  5. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x1 [​IMG]
     
  6. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've noticed my chicken eggs have a super tough membrane, too. I chalked it up to free ranging for much of their diet, sunshine, and fresh air.

    I am still looking forward to my first turkey eggs. Waiting "eggspectantly."
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Turkey eggs are delicious. I prefer them over chicken eggs. [​IMG]
     

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