First egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hilltopchicks77, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. hilltopchicks77

    hilltopchicks77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got our first egg!!! It's a little small heehee. Those are my 4year olds hands lol. My chickens are 18 weeks, I have production reds, buff orphingtons and silver laced Wyandottes. No idea who laid it but I'm pretty excited.

    Now the question is what do I do with it? It's just sitting on the counter now (I know they're ok at room temp) but do I need to wash it? Warm or cold? Thanks!
     
  2. ChickenFarmer03

    ChickenFarmer03 New Egg

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    Hi! Congratulations!!!! My chickens are 17 weeks and I am waiting for my first egg! IT IS SO HARD!!![​IMG][​IMG]
    I have been researching, and many people have said that the first egg is edible, but it might be bland or unhealthy. The eggs can be kept on the counter while they are not washed. Once you are ready to cook the egg, wash it right before. Another option is to wash it now and keep it in the fridge!
     
  3. hilltopchicks77

    hilltopchicks77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have been so impatient we were really excited to finally get one. Two of my friends got chickens at the same time and both had eggs already and we didn't!
     
  4. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We keep our eggs on the kitchen counter and get washed before use. Any dirty or cracked eggs get washed and stored in the fridge.

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