Can you eat your first eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stroisi, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. stroisi

    stroisi Out Of The Brooder

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    We just got our second egg. Very small. But is it ok to eat?
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Yup.

    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.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  4. ctaynton

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    How do you blow out eggs? I have always heard of people doing it but didn't know how. Is it difficult?
     
  5. stroisi

    stroisi Out Of The Brooder

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    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:)



    Sharon
     
  6. stroisi

    stroisi Out Of The Brooder

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    Just poke a small hole on both ends and blow it through:) Hard to start and then it all comes out:)


    Sharon
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  8. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:Absolutely! It will be the best tasting egg you will ever eat! Congratulations!! [​IMG]
     
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    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!
     
  10. ctaynton

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    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?
     

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