Got first egg yesterday.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fox&hen, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Fox&hen

    Fox&hen Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 27, 2010
    Question is, didn't i read 1st egg is really not too good quality or something to that effect? smaller than normal etc. Any info on this would be helpful....Thanks, Brian
  2. DKM

    DKM Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 9, 2009
    Our first egg was small but my husband ate it and said it was good.[​IMG]
  3. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    congrats on the first egg!! Sometimes first eggs/pullet eggs are smaller, sometimes you have soft shelled eggs, double yolkers or other odd eggs until the 'kinks' in the young pukllets system are worked out. Laying can be irregular in the beginning, you may not have another egg tomorrow or the day after. Unless the eggs are cracked or damaged and possibly contaminated with yucky things [​IMG] or your chickens are on medications/medicated feed there is no reason the first egg(s) can't be eaten. I did and they were wonderful. Just make sure that you have layer food and/or free choice crushed oystershell available. Making eggs takes more calcium and grower feed does not provide enough. Hope you will enjoy many eggs from your new chickens [​IMG]
  4. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
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    Congrats on the first egg.

    The first egg tastes like the second egg which tastes like the third egg . . . .
    The eggs do get larger as the birds get older [​IMG]
  5. Fox&hen

    Fox&hen Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 27, 2010
    Great. Thanks for all or your input. Looks like my pets just made MY breakfast ![​IMG]
  6. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    Big Congrats!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. pookiegoldman

    pookiegoldman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2010
    Grand Isle, Louisiana
    Congrats on the egg! I did eat my first eggs, and they didn't taste any different than the ones that followed...
  8. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2009
    So Cal
    congrats on your first egg! It's like finding a hidden treasure. I waited until I had 4 eggs to make breakfast, and they were delicious. I think they are a little richer in taste than subsequent eggs and the yolks were HUGE compared to the whites. bon appetit'!

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