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Monday, May 18, 2015

Broken Eggs

another broken egg

The week before this last week, I managed to break four eggs. I had two in the car and threw groceries on them. Then, I let one roll off the table and just dropped another. The same week, exbf told me an egg broke when he picked it up. It was not a good week for eggs.

This past week, eggs fared better because we were both more careful, especially me. He did bring in one broken egg on Thursday. Then, today, Saturday!

When I went out, these are what I found. The top egg is Thelma, the six-year-old chicken. She needs eggs shells because this egg feels fragile. The hens tromp around on the eggs all the time, but I have never found a broken one in the nest that I can remember. This one looks like a chicken toenail poked the egg.

I am surprised one of them did not eat the egg. I have never had an egg-eater. I thought I did, but it was a snake taking advantage!

The pan in which I collected them is a star-shaped came pan.

I think Thelma's age is the cause of thin shells. Probably her body is not using the calcium she gets that is necessary for hard shells.

Monday, Thelma gave me a very sturdy egg.

Since Friday, I have run 103 temperature off and on. Of course, when I went to the dr today, my temp was 97. I had no chest congestion, so sinus pain. Saturday and Sunday, my chest was rattling. I was coughing, my head was stuff and ears hurt. I cannot walk without crashing into furniture and door facings. Friday night, the fever went up and down at least six times. I awoke with "chills" and horrid muscle spasm, so I feel like I have been beaten.  My pillow, sheets, and nightgown stay soaked. It's "just" allergies!

I am so allergic to privit. Forget kudzu. Privit s the scourge of the South. I have a huge "tree" of privit.

I never sit down because I come in the house and fall into  bed. Right now, I am sitting on the bed for a bit. If I have not been to your blog, I will do better after a few days.


  1. hope you are feeling better soon.

  2. Hope you are feeling better soon. Our privet has just finished blooming so you should not be too far behind. It is an evil bloomer and causes me continuous sneezing.

    1. Anne,
      That cannot happen soon enough for me!

  3. Sorry to hear you are unwell. Rest up and get better soon!

  4. I save all my egg shells, heat them in the oven, crush them and feed them back to the girls.

    My six year old hen has very hard shells, but if I let the crushed shells run out, her shells get soft quick. She only lays 2 or 3 a week, but they are nice big eggs.

  5. I feel for you. I have a sinus infection that is kicking my butt. Can't wait for antibiotics to kick in.

  6. I hope you start feeling better. Allergies have been rough even up here in our colder climate. It's like everything burst out on us at once.

    Those broken eggs would be a bonanza for our dog. She loves them -- shell and all. I think she'd be very happy if we got a couple of chickens..

  7. I give my hens shells and cottage cheese. Seems to help with thin shells.


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