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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:24 pm 
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Ok guys ive googled this and can not find an answer to the issue I am getitng so figured you may have seen this.

Boiling some of our eggs we are getting them hard boiled but the outside layer of white, maybe 1/3 of it is mushy regardless of how long I boil the eggs.

I thought maybe it was diet, changed the pellets the birds were getting, increased vegie intake and dont seem to be getting much change. Some of the birds are a few years old(hylines) but ive had the odd ara egg thats also gone this way and they are only a few months into laying.

any ideas?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:45 pm 
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I get this sometimes with fresh eggs, seems the older eggs dont do it as much


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:58 pm 
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It's from fresh eggs that does it. If you got supermarket eggs, I bet it wouldn't happen.

Try steaming instead. This seems to help. I also have an ISA also and her eggs whites are mushier than the rest of my chooks for some reason.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:19 pm 
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Have you tried candling the eggs to see the quality of the shell? Even if they look good to the naked eye, the torch can show up speckling where the shell is thinner and more porous.

But I agree that it's because of freshness, eggs whites are made up of three distinct layers and the outermost is supposed to be the softest.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:42 pm 
I totally agree on JVD. try candling the eggs man.. it could be the shell..


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:39 pm 
any updates on this one.. :catch:


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