Eggbarassin' Question...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Picky Chicky, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I agree with the other posts. There is nothing like a fresh egg from your own bird. Yum! Yum!
  2. donnaIL

    donnaIL Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    Quote:Why do you save the hole?
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Quote:Uh oh... does this mean I should prepare to be attacked when I go egg fishin? [​IMG]

    Well, as long as they are not broody, you can just snatch up eggs after the nest is left empty. If one goes broody, just kick them off enough times and lock them out. I usually get growled at rather than attacked. Just saying you might not get very many eggs from them to eat since they will stop laying when they go broody, and takes 1-2 months for them to start again. Add that broody down time with a winter break and moult, they are laying maybe for half the year if they go broody once... I had a black silkie once who I probably got 4 dozen eggs out of in her in the two years I had her. Sold her to someone who wanted a broody!
  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Quote:Why do you save the hole?

    It's more like a case of "why throw it away"?... I keep the portion removed from the center and toast it in the skillet along with the bread & egg. It gets nice & flavorful along with the sandwich, and can be eaten as is or with a dollop of jelly or apple butter for a sweet treat to go along with the sandwich.
  5. Slightly Cracked

    Slightly Cracked Songster

    Jul 15, 2008
    N.E Oklahoma
    I think they're called different things...

    "Egg in a basket"
    "Egg in the hole"
    "Gashouse Eggs"

    Our family calls them "One eyes".

    And a "Cyclops" is pancake batter poured in a circle with an egg plopped in the middle. Talk about tough to flip!!

    When we go out to eat I don't order eggs out unless it's done up in a omlete or something that the taste is covered up by cheese and/or salsa [​IMG]

    But right now my son and I are both off of eggs, we are new to incubating and we have been "watching" thier progress through candleing and seeing the embryos swimming around has turned us off eggs for a bit. But I am sure we will get over this REAL quick if we had to eat to many store bought eggs. [​IMG]

  6. utahmethodist

    utahmethodist Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    SLC, UT
    They're called toad-in-a-hole, people! It's one of my favorite things for breakfast. You save the hole, toast it in butter along with the rest of it, then place it on top of the egg hole before eating.
  7. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    The bantam eggs make really cute little hard boiled eggs, and also neat little fried eggs. The kids seem especially charmed by their small size. I use more bantam eggs than standards because I usually save more of the standards for selling. I don't worry so much about size adjustments, just guess-timate 2-3 banty eggs for 1 standard. Or use a couple dozen or more to make a big batch of French Toast batter.

    We call those other sandwiches "Bird's Nests" and grill the cut-out hole along with the rest, and eat it on top of the nest.
  8. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:Ditto on the name, but we dunk the extra cut out hole like toast. Yummy. My father used to make them for us every Saturday.
  9. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:I only get smaller eggs when my hens 1st. start laying , then they are actually bigger than store bought . They all taste the same , YUMMY !!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]: [​IMG] :lauep
  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    Corydon, Indiana
    Quote:I moved my little silkie who has been sitting for 5 days and she didn't get back on the eggs. I put them in the bator. Is that it?

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