First Eggs!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nanaX2, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. nanaX2

    nanaX2 New Egg

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    We have 3 orpingtons and 3 cinnamerican hens, hatched around Mar. 16. They just started laying this week even though the heat is just wretched. I have heard that you should not eat the first few eggs. When can you start eating the eggs? Also, when do we change their feed? Obviously we are newbies at this. Thanks for any advice!!!
     
  2. SmartyChick

    SmartyChick An Official Milkmaid

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    [​IMG] and congrats on the first eggs. [​IMG] We ate our first eggs and they were fine. You can probably eat them now with no trouble. Your girls should eating layer feed. , you can buy it at the feed store. [​IMG]
     
  3. In His Service

    In His Service Wise Men Still Seek Him

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    We definitely ate our first eggs...everyone fought over who would get it. [​IMG]
     
  4. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Greetings from Tucson, AZ and [​IMG] Definitely, eat the eggs! Be sure to provide oyster shell too.
     
  5. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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    [​IMG] from Maine [​IMG]
     
  6. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. GrandmaAnn

    GrandmaAnn Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome! We don't have eggs yet from our new chickens, but I'll be eating the first ones for sure. We always ate the first eggs of our birds in the past. I don't know why you wouldn't.
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. Good advice given. [​IMG]
     
  9. Ktjay563

    Ktjay563 New Egg

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    Congrats on the new egg, I just got mine yesterday as well, it was so exciting. I looked all day today though and no more eggs. Cant wait for my next one, hope it comes soon. [​IMG]
     
  10. our 5 chickie babies

    our 5 chickie babies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from VA!! CONGRATS!!! on your first egg..We are newbies and have 5 golden coments.They just turned 17 weeks and still no eggs yet.so we just sit and wait.I think I am going to bronze the first one..LOL
     

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