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Keeping ur 1st egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sexybit, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Sexybit

    Sexybit In the Brooder

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    Last Sunday, my Shirley girl laid our first egg!!! There was NOOOO way I was going to let anyone crack it open to eat!!! This is what I did to preserve it to enjoy for years to come. I made 2 pin holes in the opposite ends of the egg. The one at the top of the egg I made slightly smaller so it wasn't as noticable. I then gave the egg a good hard shake and blew out the yolk and whites. It took alittle "blowing" but it all finally did come out. I scrambled the egg so my husband could enjoy our first egg and I now have the shell displayed in an egg cup on a shelf in my hutch!! [​IMG]
     

  2. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Songster

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    Congratulations on your first egg!! Mine came 2 weeks ago and I tried to do the same thing, only mine broke when the egg expelled [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011
  3. Czech's_chicks

    Czech's_chicks Songster

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    I used to save all my first eggs....but after several years, that adds up...so I just started saving 1st types...quail, goose, pheasant, different breeds or colors.
     
  4. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    I'll have to try that...If I ever get any? [​IMG]
     
  5. kaybats

    kaybats Songster

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    I wanted to preserve mine, too, but was afraid I'd be setting myself up for heartbreak should it break. So I took a bunch of pictures instead with 2 different cell phone cameras and a canon power shot.

    Then on Friday, when I had 4 altogether, my friend and I enjoyed the best breakfast ever! [​IMG]

    I'm so happy yours worked out for you! [​IMG]
     
  6. AuntieE

    AuntieE Chirping

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    That's a fun idea! I just got my first egg yesterday. [​IMG]

    Whoever laid it decided to take the hay out of the nest box and lay it directly on plywood. So unfortunately, it had some small cracks and I didn't feel comfortable eating it. Too bad, because it was a double yolk [​IMG]

    Maybe I'll have to try saving my next one. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2011
  7. I photographed mine ( in the spot it was laid, and beside other objects to show size, as well as in a cute little basket...no, I wasn't nuts!) and blew and saved the shell. I also dated it, as I do all my eggs. Born-on dating!
    Enjoy those first eggs! While every egg is a miracle and it never grows old to find them, those first ones are the greatest in the world. Both in finding, and in eating!
    I ate mine plain, scrambled, dash of salt and pepper. Delish! Best egg ever!!!
    September 23, 2010
    [​IMG]
     

  8. chezpoulet

    chezpoulet In the Brooder

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    My 10 yo asked to save our first eggs, so we decorated them Pysanky style.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. CountryBumpkin2011

    CountryBumpkin2011 In the Brooder

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    What a fantastic idea, especially with children! I will totally have to try this [​IMG]
     

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