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    I love the eggs over here but couldn't get my usual brand so bought some different ones.

    Are they feeding the chickens limestone?
    Normally a light tap with a teaspoon or back of the knife suffices to crack 'em neatly but after this lot my cutlery drawer looks like Yuri Geller dropped by!

    Practically needed a jackhammer to get at the goodies on these puppies! (Chicks?)
    I'm going to use the shells for building material.

    I mean, No J(Y)o(l)ke! I know many surprising things turn out to be concrete here in the DR but giving the pollos cement is not justified.

    Anyone else noticed this ova re-inforcement?

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    i have only noticed that with eggs form the campo. especially duck/geese eggs. dang, opening them is a challenge. but they are super tasty. so maybe you accidentally bought eggs from some smaller, more "natural" producer?

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    What you have observed may be good news. One cause of thin shells is DDT. I observed the effects in India where it is permitted. It may stil be used here.

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    I have the opposite problem, "Thin Shells".
    I raised ducks here in SD for a while, GREAT EGGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Sounds like they were from Guinea Fowl. The eggs are known for being like rocks. Guinea Fowl are better foragers than chickens and tolerate heat well, but they only lay a few clutches a year.

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