Eggs ok to eat?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vckums, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. vckums

    vckums Out Of The Brooder

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    We just got our forst 2 hens Sunday. There was 2 eggs laid yesterday afternoon. How will we know if they are ok to eat? Do I just crack them open?

    Thanks,
    Vicki & Scott
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Sure I'll bet they are wonderful.
    If you've never had farm fresh eggs before they may taste a bit strong, which is better than the cardboard test of store bought eggs.
    Congrats on your first eggs.
     
  3. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as you collect the eggs everyday twice a day why wouldn't they be good to eat?
     
  4. vckums

    vckums Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I don't know, I'm a newbie to chickens which is why I was asking the question.

    So I just wash them in warm water and put in the fridge? The egg colors were amazing. One was a lightish brown/white and the other was a greenish/white.

    I'll take some pictures.
     
  5. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    Mine have collected for a few days before i took them out. Ther aare folks on here that don;t refrigerate their eggs at all. So they will be great and very tasty... [​IMG]
     
  6. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    and [​IMG] You'lLove it here
     
  7. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just for safty sake I always open them in a seperate bowl before putting in recipes. Actually any egg. Fresh yard eggs have an almost orange yolk from all the good things your girls eat.[​IMG]
     
  8. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But they came from a chicken's butt, are you sure their safe? [​IMG]
     
  9. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OF COURSE you can......eat away! I don't even wash my eggs, until just before I'm gonna use them. They have protective coating on them that protect them from bacteria getting in them. I collect my eggs every day and put them in the fridge.
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I wash eggs for my egg customers. I don't wash the ones we keep for our own consumption until we are ready to eat them; the bloom thing.
    I collect them at least once a day, more often in really hot weather.
    You want to wash them in water as hot as you can stand it.
     

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