I'VE GOT AN EGG!!!!

melodym

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Oct 30, 2012
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OK; SO I CAN'T CONTAIN MY HAPPINESS. I FIND MYSELF WALKING AROUND GOING "I'VE GOT AN EGG, I'VE GOT AN EGG, I'VE GOT AN EGG HEY, HEY, HEY!!!" LOL
I WAS WONDERING WHEN OUR RIR HENS WOULD START LAYING THEY WERE A LITTLE SLOW BUT NOW I KNOW THAT AT LEAST ONE GIRL IS DOING HER JOB.
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I'M THRILLED, MY DAUGHTER ASKED RIGHT AWAY IF SHE COULD EAT IT. I SAID SURE HONEY JUST WAIT UNTIL DADDY GETS HOME SO MOMMY CAN BRAG! LOL

*SO WHATS THE BEST WAY TO KEEP FRESH EGGS? I'VE HEARD FRIDGERATOR AND THEN I'VE HEARD IF YOU DON'T WASH THEM YOU CAN SET THEM OUT? I'M LEANING TOWARDS FRIDGE. ABOUT HOW LONG WILL THEY LAST? (PROVIDED MY 3YR OLD DOESN'T EAT THEM AS SOON AS WE GET THEM). THANKS YA'LL
 

FarmerBrian72

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Apr 18, 2008
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Congrats!

If you don't wash off the natural bloom the eggs will keep just fine without refrigeration for a good amount of time. Most people put em in the fridge anyway just to keep them cool and safe but not really needed. They will keep for a very long time (months) in a fridge. Let me put it this may most eggs are about 90 days old or so by the time they reach the supermarket shelves.

If you do want to wash your eggs you can use egg oil to replace the natural bloom of the egg. that way they will keep. If you want to store your eggs for a long time you can try using Ke-Peg Egg Preserver, you can keep eggs for a year without refrigeration. EggCartons.com sells both. I have used both. :)

Hope this helps.. again, congrats!!
 

Happy Chooks

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Congrats! Don't forget the happy dance too.
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No need to wash them. You can stick them in the fridge or on the counter. They will last longer in the fridge though. If you really want to, you can wash them right before you use them. (I don't)
 
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pysankigirl

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May 2, 2012
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I have just started getting my first eggs and I understand your excitement!!! I really do!
I got some a few weeks ago but didn't replace with golf balls so she tried to find a safer place to lay and now I am having to hunt them down (they freerange) but I found two cluches this weekend and I am stoked!


Now to get them to lay in the daggone nesting boxes!!!
 

melodym

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Oct 30, 2012
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Thanks for sharing my joy
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We added new chickens to the lot and had to leave them in the coop for a few days so they'd know where to lay. Now a month later they free range with everyone else and everyone goes into the coop at night. But boy did it take a little bit of time. Our banty hens still would rather perch in a tree than lay in the nest. I guess its just a learning experience. Good luck
 

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