Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

Egg on a Soft Shell

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Sometimes things just don't go right.  And that's no different for chickens when it comes to egg-layin'.  I went out this morning to gather up some tomatoes and eggs and that's when I found it - my first soft shelled egg!  I'd read about such egg fart oddities on the Backyard Chicken forums, of course, but nothing prepared me for what it felt like when I picked it up.  Think of a completely formed egg with a ziploc bag as the shell.  It was all mushy and weird.  I had to be careful to not break it.

Picture provided by A Half Past Life
I brought it in the house and sat it on the counter, fully intending to take a picture of the darn thing.  Well, life happens and I got busy and didn't make it back to take the picture until just now.  And guess what?  The egg had collapsed in on itself and was hard as a rock!


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