Can you eat the first egg from a chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ragerkid2, May 19, 2011.

  1. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They say you always throw away the first pancake but what about the first egg? I probably won't eat it, I'll just be too proud of it!
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yeah you can [​IMG]
     
  3. CrazyChickensEverwhere

    CrazyChickensEverwhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ate mine.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    We always eat the first eggs- I cannot tell the difference.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I've got to ask. Who says to, and why do you throw away the first pancake?
     
  6. In His Service

    In His Service Wise Men Still Seek Him

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    We argued over who got to eat it!!
     
  7. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your pullets are on layer feed and have been for at least I believe it is two weeks, then sure you can. I did save my first bantam egg it was really cute! Such an exciting event!
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Quote:For my next question: Why must they have been on layer feed for two weeks?
     
  9. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Because the pan is t at the right temp and tends to burn/not cook well enough [​IMG]
     
  10. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:For my next question: Why must they have been on layer feed for two weeks?

    A friend of ours kept them on med starter till they started to lay (She said the label said to) Then switched to layer.I thought maybe it was worth mentioning.
     

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