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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gritsar, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I'm getting multiple pullet eggs a week now. The girls are on layer feed so I have no problem with eating them. Surprise! My country boy SO won't eat them. He says to give the girls more time and let them get to laying regularly then we'll eat them. Don't bother with suggestions on talking him into it. To give you an idea of how that conversation would go, find the nearest brick wall and have a talk with it. [​IMG] His mama didn't eat pullet eggs, his grandma didn't eat pullet eggs, yada yada yada.
    I'm feeding a couple to the dogs, but I don't want to give them too many. Charlie dog especially has a sensitive tummy now that she's elderly. So...I'm hard boiling them and giving them back to the hens. Is this acceptable? Does anyone else do it?

  2. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    yeah i do that too with the broken eggs and the girls go crazy for them
  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    I don't get it....what is the difference, other than the size, between pullet eggs and mature hen's eggs? [​IMG]
  4. Michigan Chickman

    Michigan Chickman Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    SW Michigan
    Eating a pullet egg is like eating a small fish....once its cleaned and cooked it tastes the same as a big fish! I know I'm preaching to the choir, but why let the girls hard work go to waste? If your DH found a nice bowl of egg salad in the fridge I bet he couldn't tell how big the eggs were you used to make it [​IMG]
  5. mythkat

    mythkat Songster

    My DH swore he wouldn't eat green eggs, but once they're cooked he can't tell what color they were and he doesn't watch me cook, so......
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    So make yourself a yummy omelet dripping with veggies and cheese and butter and when your SO starts drooling, tell him he has to wait for the big girl eggies. [​IMG]
  7. krackerhill

    krackerhill In the Brooder

    Jul 8, 2008

  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA

    If the question boils down to if its acceptable to feed boiled eggs back to the hens, the answer is yes.

    I've eaten alot of pullet eggs, and so far haven't grown a second head or anything. [​IMG]
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    well i wonder about the second head thing..[​IMG]....but...i wonder why they wont eat the pullet eggs?...did he say why?..i'd be interested to know..thanks, Wendy
  10. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    Our kids are totally different.

    We had breakfast for dinner the other night and celebrated with my daughter's first dozen pullet eggs from her newest flock.

    Everyone concluded that they made the best scrambled eggs and pancakes!

    We still have the very first egg layed from that coop. My daughter is so proud of her girls! In a few days she may be ready to part with it.

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