Can I eat my chickens first egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BellaBokBok, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. BellaBokBok

    BellaBokBok Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?
     
  2. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    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 inside[​IMG] so that one we did NOT eat[​IMG].
     
  4. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    By the by --- G'day down under!!!
     
  5. CreativeCowgirl

    CreativeCowgirl Out Of The Brooder

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

    BellaBokBok Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 :)
     
  7. BellaBokBok

    BellaBokBok Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!!
     
  8. Puddin Fluff

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    [​IMG] Pics of the layers are welcome as well!
     
  9. Silattahoe

    Silattahoe Out Of The Brooder

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    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!
     

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