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Eating pullets first few eggs?

post #1 of 11
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This is my first time w/ having chickens & I've been reading this message board almost everyday. But I've not seen this question addressed (yet). The first few eggs our pullets lay, are they good to eat? Should we wait until they are laying bigger eggs before eating them? I know it's silly, but I am curious. Thank you.

Oh, & do you ever stop thanking your girls for the eggs. I'm thanking Esther every day. wink

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post #2 of 11

Go ahead and eat the first eggs, it's OK.
Enough little ones and you can tell your friends that you ate a 12 egg omelette. lol

Imp- Oh! and as to thanking Esther. Don't ever stop. Chickens have long memories, and she'll make you pay.roll

 

 

If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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Funny you mentioned that. Yesterday while she was on her nest, I tried to pet her. Yes, I'm not a farm girl. She hauled off & bit me. Who knew? I'm sure she'll never forgive me that. My partner told me I should leave her alone during her 'private' time. Ha-ha. Live & learn.th


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post #4 of 11

The first ones are good to eat.  Actually, they have less cholesterol, calories, everything that you may consider bad is less in these first eggs so they are great to eat.  A lot of people don't believe this at first.  But the same think is true of bantam eggs.  They have less cholesterol and eveything else too.  They are smaller so they have less of everything, good or bad.

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Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought....Abraham Lincoln (Freedom carries responsibility)

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.....Judge Learned Hand  (The more sure your are that your way is the only right way, the more likely you are wrong.)

 

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post #5 of 11

In my opinion, the first eggs are the best tasting!! There's no reason not to eat them. Enjoy!!
I always thank my girls for their contributions! smile

post #6 of 11

Enjoy those eggs !!!  They are delicious!  ......I never stop thanking my girls for their eggs.  And when I can tell who they came from, I thank them by name!  clap

post #7 of 11

The first are the best

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post #8 of 11

as others have said... the first eggs are the BEST!!!

i absolutely LOVE me some pullet eggs.....they make the best fried eggs!

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post #9 of 11

We always eat ours!

Empty Nester mother of a son and daughter, married for almost 25 years, I have 2 chihuahuas, 30 chickens including Ameraucanas, Plymouth Barred Rocks, Cuckoo Marans, Partridge Plymouth Rocks, Welsummers, Columbian Wyandottes,a bunny and several cats. Life is great!

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Empty Nester mother of a son and daughter, married for almost 25 years, I have 2 chihuahuas, 30 chickens including Ameraucanas, Plymouth Barred Rocks, Cuckoo Marans, Partridge Plymouth Rocks, Welsummers, Columbian Wyandottes,a bunny and several cats. Life is great!

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post #10 of 11
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We did it. We fried the first three eggs up in real butter. They were amazing!! Thank you so much for the advice.

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