Found our first egg today!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by daisylaines, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. daisylaines

    daisylaines Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, very excited we found our first egg today - now what? We have a mix of roosters and hens, is this most likely a fertilized egg? (help!) [​IMG]
     
  2. mrchicks

    mrchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on the egg! It may or may not be fertile, it depends if your birds are breeding. Even if it's a fertilized egg, you can still eat it. And welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
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  3. PineShavings

    PineShavings Out Of The Brooder

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    Hard to say unless you crack it open and find a "small white circle" on the yolk, that means your egg is fertilized.
     
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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Congrats on the first egg! For me, finding those eggs never gets old. :)
     
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  5. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats on the egg!! Yeah you can still eat it :)
     
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  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Congratulations! You can eat it or try and hatch it. Just a suggestion, I prefer eating them. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Theda's Mom

    Theda's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eat it!!! But in honor of the first egg, I like to find the perfect recipe: maybe lightly scrambled? the star of a morning omelet? poached and served over a slice of toasted home-made bread? I've got 16 young hens (hatched 20 July) who should start laying anytime soon. I'm already making plans for those first eggs. :)
     
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  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  9. daisylaines

    daisylaines Out Of The Brooder

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    that is about the time my chicks would have hatched too! It IS so exciting and I ate it last night - was the best egg I ever tasted! [​IMG]
     
  10. daisylaines

    daisylaines Out Of The Brooder

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    Also thanks for that link Happy Chooks!
     

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