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Can we eat the first eggs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by love2sail, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. love2sail

    love2sail Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    I have been lurking around the forum for months now learning valuable stuff on raising chickens. We got 6 chicks back in March and they are now 20 weeks old (today exactly) and we got our first egg today, pretty exciting!! My question is... can we eat the first eggs? It is fairly small and the shell feels very thin but is it okay to eat them?

    Thanks in advance and I look forward to getting to know all of you!

    Steve
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2007
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Absolutely! I never could figure out where that came from, not being able to eat the first eggs. Anyway, they're perfectly fine to eat. Enjoy!
    OH, and welcome to the madness!
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2007
  3. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on that first egg! The whole egg thing is so exciting.
    And welcome to the forum!
     
  4. love2sail

    love2sail Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the warm welcome! And glad to know they're ok to eat. I don't know why I thought they might not be ok to eat, just thought they may need to clean the new pipes out first or something.

    Thanks for the input!
     
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    They're fine to eat...Us sentimentalists blow them out and keep them as souveniers.
     

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