Chickens breaking eggs

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Re: Chickens breaking eggs

Post: # 254514Post bill1953
Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:33 am

Actually Zoe, since boiled eggs are usually served at breakfast I would willingly take the risk! :wink:
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Re: Chickens breaking eggs

Post: # 254587Post Thomzo
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:28 pm

bill1953 wrote:Actually Zoe, since boiled eggs are usually served at breakfast I would willingly take the risk! :wink:
Gosh, wouldn't you have to get up extremely early in the morning to travel all the way from Ireland to Swindon for breakfast? :wink:

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Re: Chickens breaking eggs

Post: # 254596Post bill1953
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:12 pm

Zoe, if it's ok with yourself, I would arrive the night before! :wink:
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Re: Chickens breaking eggs

Post: # 254684Post Thomzo
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:34 pm

You'd have to talk very nicely to the cats to see if they would share their basket with you. At least you'd be nice and warm, if a little furry :wink:
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Re: Chickens breaking eggs

Post: # 254686Post bill1953
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:49 pm

I am a pussy person. I share a bed with my cat most nites so not a problem :wink:
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Re: Chickens breaking eggs

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Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:46 pm

Ah well, I was rather hoping for some smutty 'pussy' jokes but I have to say, respect, for keeping it so clean!

Erm, after hearing about all your close shaves, I think I'm going to withdraw my invitation this time, don't want to risk the house burning down. Sorry.
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Re: Chickens breaking eggs

Post: # 254808Post bill1953
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:56 pm

Ha Ha! Don't blame you Zoe! I once started chatting to a man sitting by me on a plane and asked what he did for a living? When he said he was a rock singer the conversation stopped .Planes and musicians particularly rock singers do not bode well!
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Post: # 254811Post Thomzo
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:10 pm

The last stranger that I got chatting to on a plane was Martin Johnson (the rugby player). I didn't recognise him :oops:

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Re: Chickens breaking eggs

Post: # 254819Post bill1953
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:31 pm

Once I was flying from the Isle of Man and we had to wait for a VIP. It was Norman Wisdom. He boarded with his son and another man. He went to sit in the empty seat by me, gave one of his Norman looks and sat elsewhere! In 1978 I chatted to a nice man in a pub in Godalming, Surrey. When he left I remarked that he looked like an older Peter Sellers. Then the landlord told me it was he. Met him a few times after.
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Re: Chickens breaking eggs

Post: # 261156Post Thomzo
Wed May 23, 2012 7:27 pm

Just bumping this thread as I've had a success. :cheers:

My chooks haven't been laying for a couple of months. I was at the point of resorting to chicken soup and restocking but decided to give it one last go. I filled three empty shells with cement and placed them in deep bedding in the nesting box. It did the trick and I've had an egg a day since. They've obviously been trying to eat the cement eggs so I'll keep going with them for now.

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Re: Chickens breaking eggs

Post: # 261168Post alanw0
Wed May 23, 2012 11:26 pm

Cheers Zoe, glad to hear of your success.

Nothing else has worked so far so I'll give it a go.

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Re: Chickens breaking eggs

Post: # 261204Post sda
Thu May 24, 2012 10:43 am

For how long can the eggs (for human consumption) be safely left in the nest before collection, and then, do they have to be refrigerated or does that depend on how long they've been left in the nest?

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Re: Chickens breaking eggs

Post: # 261241Post Thomzo
Thu May 24, 2012 8:36 pm

Chicken eggs have a 28 day shelf life and they don't need to be kept in the fridge. But it's best to pick them up at least daily as they are more likely to get broken if left in the nest. That's a sure way to encourage the chickens to eat them.

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Re: Chickens breaking eggs

Post: # 262023Post greenishfingers
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:35 am

Hi,I had this problem too,so I bought a couple of rubber eggs from Wilkinsons,rubbed a bit of mustard on them and it seems to have worked,no more broken eggs !
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