Can you eat eggs from young chickens? (pics)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jose21, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Jose21

    Jose21 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of our 19 weeks olds laid a lovely, if slightly small, egg yesterday, with a double yolk. Daughter and husband would not eat it as they said she was too young to lay and it could not be okay.
    Are they talking rubbish? Are eggs eggs - or do the chickens need to mature?
    Like most people here I thought it was a tremendous achievement and was very excited!

    Egg alongside bought one
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    Double yolk
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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Of course you can eat it! Enjoy!
     
  3. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Eggs are eggs, but the very first ones taste the best of all. There is absolutely no difference in eggs from a young pullet and an older hen except the size of the eggs. It takes a while for the eggs to get to full size and you might get a few double yolks for the first month. If your family won't eat them, that just leaves more for you!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eat those eggs and enjoy.[​IMG]
     
  5. luvinrunnin

    luvinrunnin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely rubbish. Nothing wrong at all with pullet eggs. We eat them all.
     
  6. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    eat away...I scrambled up 4 of those tiny pullet eggs they other day...wonderful!
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Same here.
     
  8. LovinChicknFarmn

    LovinChicknFarmn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she wasn't ready to lay eggs, she wouldn't lay! Eat up! They're going to be delicious!
     
  9. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Eat up and there should be a family lesson learned here. Enjoy them and keep em coming LOL. good luck.
     
  10. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is fine to eat the eggs
     

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