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got my first egg !!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hogdogs87, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. hogdogs87

    hogdogs87 Out Of The Brooder

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    Girlfriend told me i was acting like a kid..lol..but i was pretty fired up about it. She layed that sucker while i was in the coop working on some stuff. 6 month old chickens. How long will the eggs stay good?
     
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    hogdogs87 Out Of The Brooder

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    Trying to post a picture[​IMG]
     
  3. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and congratulations. Is that a white egg from a barred rock or is the light just making it look white?

    I'm sure we all understand the thrill of that first egg here at BYC. Actually, the thrill doesn't stop there.... I got 10 today and I was pretty excited about that, especially as one was a little olive one and one was a little white one, both from pullets my broody hens reared last summer.

    As regards how long eggs will keep, I have eaten eggs 6 weeks old kept on the counter top and they have been fine, although not as good as a really fresh one, where the white will be thick and hold it's shape when you crack it and the yolk stand up on the top. Any reason you are wanting to keep it?
     
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    Im not keeping it. As a matter of fact it will be a fried egg sandwich within the hour..haha...but i was just curious as to the shelf life of an egg. That way i can give family and friends some eggs in the future.
     
  5. hogdogs87

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    Oh and sorry. Yes it is a very very light brown egg...almost white. But in the picture it does look very white.
     
  6. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope you enjoy it and get lots more from her and her flock mates, so you have plenty for family and friends. Beware of chicken math though! I started out with 3 chickens a year ago and now have so many(40+), I am running out of family and friends to give all the eggs to! I'm rapidly making more friends though especially when they hear there are fresh free range eggs on the go!
     
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    I just finished there nesting boxes. I used 5 gallon buckets and hay. The boxes are about 4 1/2 to 5 feet off the ground on a "roost" type set up. Can they fly that high up? I built them a ladder just in case
     

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