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First Egg Question...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cozycrestmom, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. cozycrestmom

    cozycrestmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Stupid I am sure,,, but when do you start eating the eggs.. ? I thought I read somewhere that you shouldn't eat the first few eggs.. Is that correct..?
     
  2. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    Quote:I believe the only time you shouldn't eat them is if the hens are medicated or wormed [​IMG] Otherwise, chow down!!
     
  3. cozycrestmom

    cozycrestmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Good thing.. Because as I wrote that, my husband was cooking it up... He just couldn't wait..!
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    The first egg taste's the best! Eat it! (unless you are worming them)
     
  5. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 1st eggs are the best and most expensive, so you should eat them. P.S congrats [​IMG]
     
  6. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you feeding them medicated crumble? That's probably why you've heard that. There's a medication in medicated feed (amprollium?) that can get into the eggs. If you do have them on medicated feed, stop and switch to layer now. I don't think an egg or two would hurt you though. Best to do a search on it to make sure.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    If they are on medicated chick starter, I've read you should not eat them if you are allergic to sulfa drugs. (if I remember correctly)
     

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