My First Egg YIKKES it's kind of ugly

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pw_quiltworks, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    It's the one on the right. It has a weird color. Kind of ugly. Hope it gets better as time goes by. It's only been 18 weeks. I was stunned to find an egg this early. They were hatched on Oct/17/08. Yikkes it's ugly. It had blood on it a little. I checked all the chickens butts. Didn't find anything gross. Just chicken butt. Can it be eaten. Not sure I want to. [​IMG] I don't have the nest boxes ready yet. Geez. I really thought I had another month.
     
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  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    congrats!
    wish I had that problem [​IMG] I still have 6 mo that aren't laying
     
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

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    Well, I think you just won the prize!!! Never have I met someone who complained about their first egg! [​IMG] Just kidding, of course. What breed of chicken laid that egg because my wyandottes used to lay that color - sort of pinkish. Easter eggers will, also, I believe. And I don't think it's ugly at all. It will had to your egg assortment. Nothing like having a carton full of different colors. The blood is typical for a first time layer and yes, you can eat it. It'll taste GOOD! Will this be your first fresh egg you've ever eaten?
     
  4. Chicken Lil

    Chicken Lil Songster

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    Oh come now, it looks like a very respectable egg to me! [​IMG]

    My wyndottes lay eggs that color and they are very tasty.

    Enjoy the variety.

    Lil
     

  5. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    Quote:Yes it will be the first fresh chicken egg not store bought. My hens are red sex links. The egg on the left is a jumbo store bought. I have had fresh duck eggs that were pretty tasty. I was just so shocked. At first I though it was part of the litter. I am thrilled one is laying. Now for the other 5 to start. Thanks for answering. This board is so helpful and the people are very kind.
     
  6. NancyDz

    NancyDz Songster

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    That looks similar to an egg I get from one of my Easter Egger... kind of a khaki brown/green color. We call it "olive" it sounds better [​IMG]

    Congrats on your first egg!
     
  7. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Ugly eggs still equal yummy eggs!!!! Wash that blood off and it's 100% fine.

    Come on get eggcited!!!![​IMG] You got your first egg!!!! Yahooooooo!!!!![​IMG]
     

  8. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    Quote:It looks better washed up. Pretty good size too. Thanks.
     
  9. Country Guy John

    Country Guy John Songster

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    Im still getting and ocassional unusual egg from time to time.
     

  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Gosh I think that egg is pretty! [​IMG]
     

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