Chickens Should Have To Adhere To ISO9000 Standards

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  1. Mister Pig

    Mister Pig Pigamus Maximus Subscriber

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    I really mean this. Chickens are horribly inconsiderate about the thickness of their eggshells. Hit one on the edge of a bowl and it just partially cracks with a spiderweb of lines. Hit the next one the same way, and it goes all the way through and you got eggshells in your scrambled eggs.

    I think they do this on purpose.

    Shouldn't the government step in here and get some kind of consistency to eggshell thickness? At least the ag industry should address this problem! Chickens need to be certified on their ability to produce consistent eggs.

    Personally I think this is a devious chicken plot meant to disrupts the publics breakfast. Everyone knows that it is the most important meal of the day, and vital to having a productive time at work.

    Regards
    Mister Pig
     
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  2. 2011etec

    2011etec Super Member

    Ahh eggs,the original boneless chicken.
     
  3. Gazdatronik

    Gazdatronik Super Member

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    Why not? The pigs have their own trade union.
     
  4. Redikilowatt

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    Pigs clearly have a lot of penned up emotions. Back in the day chickens ran free while pigs were fenced in. Now both suffer the same fate of large scale commercial farming. Raised separately and in confinement the chickens have become eggstatic in rebellion. The pigs continue to suffer with hardly a grunt.

    Roger
     
  5. ETLS

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    Eggs are meant to be soft boiled. Over-easy, scrambled, poached, sauté, they are all wannabe breakfasts.
     
  6. Mister Pig

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    Not in Pig-topia!

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  8. dcmfan

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    Pshaw and poppycock!

    Eggs are perfect in their ovoid form and the variances in shell density are welcome evidence of their artisinal pedigree.

    It takes tact and skill to coax the egg from its delicate container.

    You can't just be (shall I say it?) - ham fisted - when handling the incredible edible egg.
     
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  10. ConradH

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    I've been plagued by the shell problem for years. It's made worse by some low level DNA programming that makes me detest bits of shell in my egg. The smallest amount of shell and breakfast is ruined. I'm now in the habit of breaking eggs into a small Pyrex custard cup and removing any bits of shell that might have gotten in there. IMO, the shell quality has to be related to something the chickens get or don't get in their diet and no doubt that goes back to some economic issue with the feed.
     
  11. gadget73

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    Think what you get in the store is inconsistent? Try farm (or backyard) fresh eggs. I get all different shapes, sizes and colors, though the shells are generally pretty thick. Much of the size and color difference is related to different breeds of chicken though. White chickens lay white eggs, other breeds give various shades of tan. There is one breed that lays a blue-green egg (I don't have one). Some of mine border on pink.

    Mostly shell thickness is controlled by how much calcium they get. If they are seriously lacking, you can actually get shell-less eggs. Imagine that inner "liner" and thats it. Quite nasty looking.
     

     

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  12. pustelniakr

    pustelniakr Silver Miner at Large Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

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    I'll go back in the back yard and inform the girls of your concerns.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
  13. Redikilowatt

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    Are you going to put a head on the chopping block :yikes:
     
  14. pustelniakr

    pustelniakr Silver Miner at Large Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

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    No. I'll just inform them of the problem, see if the problem exists in their production line, and ask them to devote themselves to coming up with a viable solution.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P

    PS, Once they each get names, for every one of their heads that hits the green, one of mine has suffer the same fate. She who must be obeyed has powers and abilities beyond those of mortal men. :whip:
     
  15. elcoholic

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    Don’t crack the eggs on the rim of the bowl. Crack them on the counter. It really makes a difference.
     
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    ^This. Crack them on a flat surface. It also cuts down on bacteria from the shell getting into the albumen. I don't want to hear about what kind of sleeve you put your albumen : )
     
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