Chickens laying first eggs/need advice

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by godoverh2o, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. godoverh2o

    godoverh2o New Egg

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    Hi there, I am new to this whole chicken thing. I have one RIR and one Buff Orpington. They both just started laying eggs and I was wondering what everyone does with their eggs after collecting them. Thanks!
     
  2. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wash them and then use them in the place of storebought ones. They taste so much better!

    I incubate a lot of mine, too. Must have a rooster for that, tho. [​IMG]
     
  3. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:As far as incubating them? Or storing them?

    I put mine in the fridge and then eat them. No rooster, so I don't know anything about the hatching part.
     
  4. Uniontown Poultry

    Uniontown Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Collect eggs daily, wash & put in fridge. Use rather than nasty storebought eggs & if I have extras, sell/give to friends.
     
  5. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never wash the egg until i use them. I place them from the coop to a hanging basket in the kitchen. If i need one ill use it if not they all go in the bator a week or so later
     
  6. godoverh2o

    godoverh2o New Egg

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    Thanks! I guess that I should had clarified that. We will be eating the eggs. I had heard that you shouldn't wash them until you were ready to eat them, but wasn't sure if they should be refrigerated or not.
     
  7. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They keep longer in the fridge but can be left at room temp for several weeks or longer. Mine never last long enough to tell how long you can keep them either place.
     
  8. swearnsue

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    Collect them at least twice a day and put in an egg carton in the fridge with the pointy side down. Don't wash unless they get pooped on. Keep their nest clean. When you take them out of the carton to eat, start with the oldest first so that your eggs are always fresh. Enjoy!
     

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