Eggs

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susie q

Eggs

Started keeping chickens and need to know how to get timings etc by weight

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Welshcookie

Eggs

Timings of what? Boiled eggs?

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Sue G

Eggs

We have two different types of hens, one lays really small eggs the other just slighly smaller than shop egg.

To be honest i have never looked at the size of the eggs they sell in the shop, when i need to buy i just pick up the first packet i see.

With hens, it is best to go on Trial & Error for boiled eggs, which is what i did for the first few times until i got it just right.
If you try and find they are under cooked just scramble them up and give them to the hens to eat.

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sam from worthing

eggs and Sues comment...

oh that sounds rather cannibalistic if you under cook a boiled egg - scramble it up and feed it to the hens.

I think its you, who mentioned to feed them shells to scratch on and feed off - but to actually eat there own....ewwwww.

but with regards to cooking fresh laid eggs, my nanny, who is a great baker - everything was weighed according to egg weight, ie she would weigh the eggs, then weigh out flour and sugar and butter to the same weight - and then "eye" the cooking time, but over the years she knew - that one cake weight would cook in 15 mins, another in 30 mins.

i think delia has an egg size/weight guide on here, but i think i could have imagined that...will investigate.

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sam from worthing

eggs and Sues comment...

oh that sounds rather cannibalistic if you under cook a boiled egg - scramble it up and feed it to the hens.

I think its you, who mentioned to feed them shells to scratch on and feed off - but to actually eat there own....ewwwww.

but with regards to cooking fresh laid eggs, my nanny, who is a great baker - everything was weighed according to egg weight, ie she would weigh the eggs, then weigh out flour and sugar and butter to the same weight - and then "eye" the cooking time, but over the years she knew - that one cake weight would cook in 15 mins, another in 30 mins.

i think delia has an egg size/weight guide on here, but i think i could have imagined that...will investigate.

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Wendy

Eggs

I know this is a bit late but the ADSL line suffered a lightning 'spike' last week and has just been repaired today. Re eggs, a friend of mine said you should never feed hens their egg shells as grit because they then start to eat their own eggs.

I don't know if this is an old wives' tale or not.

Wendy

 
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