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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Think that is the dirtiest egg I have seen !! 😃

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    It's filthy! I reckon the eggshells are thick enough, and the inner membranes good enough filters, to keep bacteria out of the eggs.

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    I would say you are right. Do we know how thick the shell is i.e. as breakable as a chicken or tougher like a swan???

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Yes, we do. The shell forms between 10 - 16% of the weight of the egg. It helps to minimize the risk of its damage. (source: wiki)

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    The 2nd laid egg is supposed to have thicker shell in comparison to the 1st laid egg.

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