First egg today!! Excited!

Henwoman

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My Orpington hen Thelma laid her first egg today...I just put out oyster shell about Three days ago because she and 3 others are about weeks different in age. I was told to begin Layer feed when they started laying (2 are 20 weeks and she and another are 24 weeks) my question is they are eating Purina starter/layer medicated....so can I eat the egg? Also, can I mix layer feed into the starter/grower and feed it to all of them...need advice please
 

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Henwoman

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Congratulations on your first egg! I'm very new at this, so others will have to answer your questions, but I just wanted to say YAY! to a first egg! :wee

I blew out the shell on my first egg. It's in a small nest in a sugar bowl my grandmother gave me. I smile when I see it.
 

Henwoman

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Sally pb thanks! Does seem so silly but watching them grow from day old chicks to little mother is so great an experience. All 4 of mine have been lifesaving in all the happenings in our world. Btw..what a novel idea with the egg. I reasearched thru purina and found out the medicated feed in the feed will not affect the eggs. Thanks again
 

Henwoman

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Congratulations on your first egg!🤩
You do not need to start layer feed. Just offer oyster shell. Many people on the forum use “all flock”, so they only need one type of feed and offer the oyster shell on the side for those who need it. 😊
 

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