ErikaSmit

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jul 27, 2011
90
3
41
Schererville, IN
My 4 month old New Hampshire has JUST started laying eggs. 2 now! Are the first couple eggs okay to eat? Is there anything we need to do with the eggs before eating?
 

openheartnp

Chirping
8 Years
Jul 25, 2011
243
3
91
Green Twp, NJ
Congratulations!!! I scrapbook, so the first egg was a biggie. We took pics of it in the nest box, and next to a store bought (I haven't bought in ages now LOL!). Then we made the worlds smallest omelette, which I took a picture of, LOL!
 

Germangirlygirl

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 13, 2011
88
1
31
Kempner
I just found my chickens first eggs today. She had 12 eggs hidden behind a woodpile. My husband thought she layed them all today. We went online and read that chickens lay 2-4 eggs per day.
 

Auscal

Songster
9 Years
Oct 29, 2010
208
3
101
Quote:You might want to go online and find a more accurate site. A good laying breed will lay an egg a day, the more "dual-purpose" breeds 4-5 a week.

If you are expecting 2-4 eggs a day, you're going to be very disappointed. But, it is surprising how quickly the number of eggs in the fridge builds up. Only 3 of my 5 chickens are currently laying, and one of those only very poorly. Yet, we are still getting more eggs than two of us can eat and, we are eating/baking with far more eggs then when I was buying them.
 

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