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Can I eat my chickens first egg?

post #1 of 9
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Just went out to the coop and in the nest box lay my first egg!

Is their first egg safe to eat? Because everyone else seems to just throw them out/feed them back to the chickens, can I eat the first egg?

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One little brown hen in heaven. I'll never forget her.

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Proud mum of 1 little brown hen, and 1 little black hen

One little brown hen in heaven. I'll never forget her.

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post #2 of 9

I ate the first eggs we got from our girls and - while small - they were wonderful. NO WAY was I throwing them out!  

Two old people and two young-adult children. One rescued black and tan American Coon Hound, and a Boston terrier/Chihuahua mix puppy. RIP "Buster Brown", best chocolate lab ever 6/29/02 - 3/31/14. Home of "The Best Mouser In The World", Lily, a calico cat that adopted us. RIP to my lead hen, Lucy. =( 2 Black Star's, 2 Barred Rocks, 1 Buff Orp, 1 EE, and 1 Delaware. New BLRW chick! The...
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Two old people and two young-adult children. One rescued black and tan American Coon Hound, and a Boston terrier/Chihuahua mix puppy. RIP "Buster Brown", best chocolate lab ever 6/29/02 - 3/31/14. Home of "The Best Mouser In The World", Lily, a calico cat that adopted us. RIP to my lead hen, Lucy. =( 2 Black Star's, 2 Barred Rocks, 1 Buff Orp, 1 EE, and 1 Delaware. New BLRW chick! The...
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Originally Posted by mtnlaurl View Post

I ate the first eggs we got from our girls and - while small - they were wonderful. NO WAY was I throwing them out!  

We eat ours.  No idea why others would throw theirs out.  We did have some odd eggs in the beginning and if they where thin shelled, sometimes they didn't make it to the house before they broke.  We even had one that was perfectly round and about half the size of a ping pong ball.  My daughter claimed it for breakfast and when we cracked it open, there was absolutely nothing insideep.gif  so that one we did NOT eatbig_smile.png.

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Wife to a patient husband, mother to 2 great kids, 2 hunting cats, about 23 gold fish, 4 4-H sex-links, 2 Salmon Favorelles, 1 Mottled Houdan, 1 silkie, 1 Bantum Cochin Frizzle, 2 Sumatras, 2 Dorkings, and 3 Llamas.
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Originally Posted by BellaBokBok View Post

Just went out to the coop and in the nest box lay my first egg!

Is their first egg safe to eat? Because everyone else seems to just throw them out/feed them back to the chickens, can I eat the first egg?

By the by --- G'day down under!!!

Wife to a patient husband, mother to 2 great kids, 2 hunting cats, about 23 gold fish, 4 4-H sex-links, 2 Salmon Favorelles, 1 Mottled Houdan, 1 silkie, 1 Bantum Cochin Frizzle, 2 Sumatras, 2 Dorkings, and 3 Llamas.
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Wife to a patient husband, mother to 2 great kids, 2 hunting cats, about 23 gold fish, 4 4-H sex-links, 2 Salmon Favorelles, 1 Mottled Houdan, 1 silkie, 1 Bantum Cochin Frizzle, 2 Sumatras, 2 Dorkings, and 3 Llamas.
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post #5 of 9

I would think that would be fine. But by all means, take pics first!!!

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My Etsy Shop: DragonInDixie

 

My Blog: Hobbits, Horses, And Handcrafts

 

1 EE Roo,  6 Barred Rock hens, 3 Naked Neck hens, 8 Red Sex link hens, 3 Brown Leghorn hens, 3 White Leghorn hens, 1 Black Langshan hen, a Standard Schnauzer, a German Shepherd, and a Musk Turtle

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post #6 of 9
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I took some pics :)

Just shared it with my mum, it was so tiny,and I didn't cook it so it was a runny egg

I don't like runny egg but I choked my half down because I didn't want to hurt the chickens feelings :)

Proud mum of 1 little brown hen, and 1 little black hen

One little brown hen in heaven. I'll never forget her.

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Proud mum of 1 little brown hen, and 1 little black hen

One little brown hen in heaven. I'll never forget her.

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post #7 of 9
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 Edit : I didn't cook it ENOUGH

it was cooked ahah just not as much as I'd have liked ,but I was too impatient!!

Proud mum of 1 little brown hen, and 1 little black hen

One little brown hen in heaven. I'll never forget her.

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Proud mum of 1 little brown hen, and 1 little black hen

One little brown hen in heaven. I'll never forget her.

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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by CreativeCowgirl View Post

I would think that would be fine. But by all means, take pics first!!!

goodpost.gif  Pics of the layers are welcome as well!

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Wife to a patient husband, mother to 2 great kids, 2 hunting cats, about 23 gold fish, 4 4-H sex-links, 2 Salmon Favorelles, 1 Mottled Houdan, 1 silkie, 1 Bantum Cochin Frizzle, 2 Sumatras, 2 Dorkings, and 3 Llamas.
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post #9 of 9

My kids were so excited when our first hens layed their first egg, they just had to eat them and I let them! I don't know what should be different between the first egg and the one that follow, except for that I have read somewhere to make sure that the hens haven't had access to medicated feed anymore as that would be also in the eggs.

Bon appetit!
 

Silke and the flock (3 3-year old hens, 3 young hens, and 2 beautiful roosters from own incubation)

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Silke and the flock (3 3-year old hens, 3 young hens, and 2 beautiful roosters from own incubation)

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