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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stroisi, Aug 18, 2010.
We just got our second egg. Very small. But is it ok to eat?
I blow out the first egg from each of my hens (if I can tell which one it is) to preserve the shell. Especially the little ones - they're so cute!
It just means I have to wait until I have more than one, to have a good meal.
There is an old wives tale that says that pullet eggs should not be eaten, but it's just that - an old wives tale.
Enjoy your first eggs and congrats.
How do you blow out eggs? I have always heard of people doing it but didn't know how. Is it difficult?
Thanks. I did blow out the first one to save for the X-Mas Tree this year A friend taught me that But I don't want to waste the second one. It will be dinner tonight
Just poke a small hole on both ends and blow it through Hard to start and then it all comes out
Quote:Absolutely! It will be the best tasting egg you will ever eat! Congratulations!!
Easy peasy! With a sharp pointy thing, like an ice pick or - in my case - a corkscrew, make a small hole in the smaller end of the egg. Make sure you push it all the way through to puncture the inner membrane.
Make a slightly larger hole in the large end, about the size of a pencil eraser. Remember to puncture the membrane.
Hold the smaller end, smaller hole, up to your mouth and blow into the egg, with the large end over a bowl.
You will have to blow a bit harder when the chalzea (I think that's how it's spelled) gets to the hole.... and maybe have to make just a tiny little bit more of a hole if you just cannot get that tough bit out of the end.
When it's all empty, rinse it and let it dry. Voila!
Thanks everyone for the advice! I can't wait for my Marans to start laying so I can blow out their first eggs! Sounds easy enough...although, some of you say a tiny hole and somebody else mentioned the size of an eraser....that seems pretty big. And what is the best end to blow through? Big or pointy?