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Silkie eggs. Can I eat 'em?

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Thread Starter 

Shelly (my daughters white bearded silkie) has started laying. Is it ok to eat the eggs ? I would imagine it should be fine, but I figured I would ask you guys out there before I find out there is some weird reason why people cant eat Silikie eggs...
And then...if its ok to eat them, how long do I steam such a tiny egg?

post #2 of 12

Not sure about the steaming part, but absolutely you can eat the eggs!!!!!!!  big_smile

That will help keep the silkie population down too !lol  J/K The eggs are fine to eat and so are they, Happy Omlets!

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post #3 of 12

They are delicious hard-boiled!

post #4 of 12

Well  Ill tell you that before I bought 2 light sussex recently, I only had silkie eggs to eat.
I use 3 eggs for an omelette.
I cant taste the difference between silky and standard eggs.
Nice of you to ask though!!
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post #5 of 12

they make great dippy eggs and egg sandwiches only thing is ya need 2-3 to make a sandwhich, lol. home grown eggs r the bomb compaired to store bought, sooo yummy!! my kid's won't eat store bought now as they have a sour taste to them after eating fresh.
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post #6 of 12

We love them as they are always so yellow and more yolk than eggwhite.

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone!
Ok, I feel better now. Ive got them in the fridge. They are the cutest little cream colored eggs I have ever seen! Lol

Silkies dont seem like real chickens to me. Shelly is more like a small lap dog with a beek. She doesnt do normal chicken things either. She makes wierd purring noises and guinea-pig sounds and doesnt like to go out in the chicken run. When she clucks, it sounds like a witch cackling.  She seems to prefer her cage on the porch where she can hang out with everyone.  But I guess there really is a chicken under all that fluff. lol

post #8 of 12

Thats nice, im glad she has a nice home. Just remember to give her a haircut so she can see, just trim around above the eyes, youll notice a difference straight away, shell be much happier.!!

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post #9 of 12

Just for the record all bird eggs are edible - chicken of every kind, duck, turkey, goose, quail, pheasant, ostrich, emu - etc.

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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by therealsilkiechick 

they make great dippy eggs and egg sandwiches only thing is ya need 2-3 to make a sandwhich, lol. home grown eggs r the bomb compaired to store bought, sooo yummy!! my kid's won't eat store bought now as they have a sour taste to them after eating fresh.
silkie


I hate any eggs that has not come from our chickens.  I am so glad you described the taste.  I recently went out for breakfast, I have no clue why I would such a stupid thing when I have fresh eggs at home but I did it and it was the worst meal I have had in a very long time.  I could not put my finger on it other than the eggs taste "bad" or "there is something wrong with them" and "I think they have given me a spoiled egg"  big_smile  But sour is actually the perfect description!

On another note, I did not realize it was helpful to trim Silkies.  I will have to try it and see how it goes.  Although I am a bit nervous about getting that close their eyes with something sharp!!

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