Sunday, September 16, 2012

Peeling Raw Eggs ?

Calling All Chicken Owners

What is This? 
My young Buff Orpingtons are laying little eggs now,
hard as rock little eggs.
When you break one open, it tends to splinter
with ever so tiny shell pieces falling into the bowl.

I decided to crack open only the top
or bottom as you see here.
Then I peel away the shell, 
leaving an almost intact membrane.
I tear it open and pour out the egg.

I hope this changes.


Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

I'm new to the egg scene as I've only had chickens about a year.
I did have one chicken that started laying very delicate, odd shaped eggs...when you tapped it with your finger nail...and made a 'tink-tink' like the sound of a fine china cup.
I gave them crushed egg shells to boost calcium. Everything seems good now.

You don't want to do this for a chicken that is young though, too much of it could damage the kidneys.

I would imagine this will change as they mature.
Don't know if that's much help.


Emily Cromer said...

That's bizarre. How Long have they been laying?

LindaG said...

Wish I could help. I've read that chickens just starting laying will often lay all sorts of different type of eggs, so may that is it?
Hope someone who knows a lot will give you a better answer.

Have a great week, Kathy!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

About 3-4 weeks, very hard shells.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Thanks! In the past we've had some without shells, just semi soft things, when they are first starting to lay and then they firm up.

Unknown said...

We've often had the membrane. As far as I know, there is nothing wrong.