First eggs!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AandVschickens, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. AandVschickens

    AandVschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After 5 months of waiting and caring for these dumb animals (sorry if I offend but chickens is DUMB :) the wife found our first eggs! But holy crap the chickens are LOUD now. They have been so quite up till now. I'm worried that we may not be able to keep them as the neighbors may complain. Oh well. Who would have thought that a couple of eggs could be so exciting. LOL. Thanks backyardchickens.com and community for all of your help and suggestions!
     
  2. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Beautiful! They (and your hand) look wet. I personally recommend not washing them if there isn't poop on them. There is a protective layer over the shell called the cuticle or "bloom" that helps keep bacteria out. If you wash the egg, it won't stay good as long because it will become more permeable to bacteria.
     
  3. AandVschickens

    AandVschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea. We just learned about that. I thought someone on here might say something. lol. Thanks for the tip! They were DELICIOUS!
     
  4. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hone grown eggs are the best, aren't they? =)
     

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