First Egg

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chicken Judy, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Chicken Judy

    Chicken Judy Out Of The Brooder

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    Got my first egg today. My 8 Reds are about l8 weeks old. Yesterday I caught one on the nest so I'm thinking they are getting ready. What a surprise that first egg is. I was doing the happy dance.
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  3. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. I'm glad you decided to join our flock. Congratulations! It's always so exciting getting that first egg. :eek:) Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting many more eggs.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Congratulations on your first egg [​IMG] - with many more to follow
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and congratulations on getting that 1st egg!
     
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    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  8. Chicken Judy

    Chicken Judy Out Of The Brooder

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    I do have a question. Is it better to not wash the eggs and do not refrigerate or wash and put in frig?
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    You should not wash the eggs as it will wash off the special coating that keeps bacteria out. The coating is called the "bloom." You can refrigerate right away or leave them out at room temperature for a few days.
     
  10. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Always better if you do not have to wash the eggs.

    Many have issues putting poopy eggs in their refrigerator tho.

    If you do wash, wash with warm to hot water, and refrigerate till eaten.
     

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