nervous about eating the eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crystal94040, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. crystal94040

    crystal94040 Songster

    Aug 15, 2007
    obviously I've never done this before...I have 5 chikens in my backyard in a very suburban area ( my neighbors think I'm crazy lol) So I got our first egg and know more are soon to come. I'm a bit nervous about eating them though. Can you get sick from them if there is something wrong with the chickens ( like if they are sick? or if they were sick - I think a few of them had Coccidia)
    I'm also pregnant so I'm nervous that everything I do effects my so maybe I'm just over

    Just thought I'd ask.

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Eat away. Chances of your eggs being anything but sterile inside is about a 100 fold chance less than that old store egg you once had to buy. Cocci doesn't affect the reproductive tract of the hens as it mainly attacks portions of the gastrointestinal tract.

    My mom says, from the often weird preventive Chinese medicine, that humans who are pregnant or have just had their child should eat lots of eggs as it contains enough nutrients to make a new chick.
  3. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    When my SIL got her first eggs, she was a little freaked out--so she had to scramble them. that lasted all of two days. I agree with silkiechicken--eat away!! IMO they will be better than the ones you were buying...[​IMG]
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] Send em to me - I'll eat em and let you know how they taste! [​IMG]

    I never get to eat our own eggs, my kids get em first......... little greedy pigs.! [​IMG]
  5. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Wildsky, your avater suit you, you little devil. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2008
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] Cyn had it posted in one of her replies - I stole it cause it had my name ALL over it..................... its perfect - one minute I'm an angel, next the little devil pops up!
  7. I never get to eat our own eggs, my kids get em first......... little greedy pigs.!

    OK glad to know it is not just me that does not get to eat the eggs.

    This morning I actually LIED to my kids and told them that the girls have not laid any eggs yet today!

    Even though there are three little eggs in the box first thing this morning. I even went as far as hiding them in one of the nesting boxes that the girls do not use and covered them in shavings!!! [​IMG]

    I have been wanting to enjoy some of the eggs! I mean geezo I have been waiting for months for them to start laying!!

    Next stop the frying pan!

    crystal eat those eggs you will be fine!!

    Also enjoy every bite of them because you will eventually end up like Wildsky and myself craving fresh eggs and no getting any!!! [​IMG]
  8. Josie

    Josie Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    One of my girls had a bug for a couple days a while back, and the eggs were affected, but it was such a obvious difference, it was easy to avoid the eggs from a sick chicken
  9. EmsoffLambs

    EmsoffLambs In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2007
    Chilcoot, CA
    My name is Crystal and I'm pregnant too! [​IMG] I eat our chickens' eggs everyday. Folks are right, your home laid eggs are probably safer than store bought eggs. They are fresher, you know how they've been handled.
  10. paganfish

    paganfish Songster

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    Quote:WOW! I am totally at awe here. This is such an interesting concept! I bet it's trued too!

    Your mom might be on to something here! Smart woman!


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