First Egg Today!!! :D:D:D:D

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crait, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. crait

    crait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!
    My chicken, Fran, finally laid her first egg today!! [​IMG]
    It's soo tiny but I'm still proud of her! (Especially since the egg is about half her size!)
    But, here's the thing....
    WHAT DO I DO WITH IT?!?!?
    I've got no clue!
    I want to eat it, but do I just throw it in the fridge after cleaning it?
    How long do I store it in the fridge?!



    I'm sooo excited!
    I'm gonna take pictures!!
     
  2. HenniePennie

    HenniePennie Out Of The Brooder

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    You may do what you please with it. If you do wash the egg and are going to use it immediately then go ahead. However, if you are going to store it in the fridge for any amount of time then put a small amount of vegtable oil on it and rub it all over. Eggs have a natural coating on them, when they are washed that coating is removed. Putting the oil on them closes the pores on the egg shell and helps to protect the egg from refrigerator and environmental contamination.
    I do not clean my eggs for that reason. The people that purchase my eggs are expecting them to be as they are when I get them from the nesting boxes. Sometimes they are covered with a bit of poo but they don't care.
    Some people just let their first eggs dry out & keep them. If you do that just put it in a safe place so it won't be dropped and turn it every day or so. I have done that with eggs that my Love Birds layed for me. They are quite the conversational piece!!
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  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Congrats on your first egg!
    HenniePennie offered you some good information.
    I blew out my first egg and kept it. It sits on the kitchen island.
     
  4. crait

    crait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I may blow my first egg out and keep it.
    That's a good idea.
    I could get a container to hold the shell in.
    Like, a display box.
    Let me go see if I have one somewhere around here.
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2008
  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    when you collect eggs, if they are still warmer than the fridge, let them cool first a little, then put them in the fridge. this keeps them from 'sweating'...the build up of condensation.

    how exciting to get your first egg! woo hoooooO!
     

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