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First egg and a question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by invalidsession, May 12, 2009.

  1. invalidsession

    invalidsession Out Of The Brooder

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    We finally got our first egg yesterday. I spotted it when I went down to the coop in the afternoon but left it for my daughter to find after school, she was absolutely thrilled with "her" discovery:D
    Anyway, here's my question; I discovered that among our little flock of fourteen Buff Orpington ladies that one of the girls was larger than the others, at first I put it down to an age difference but as time progressed it transpired that "Big Mama" was actually "Big Papa"[​IMG] No problem there but he is rather amorous with his charges and I am left to wonder if the eggs we get will be suitable for eating. Your comments would be much appreciated.

    Chris.
     
  2. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can eat fertilized eggs

    you just have to make sure they get refrigerated before a baby chick starts growing in there

    .... you can candle them to get a peek inside
     

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