New Eggs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ErikaSmit, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. ErikaSmit

    ErikaSmit Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
     
  2. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are perfectly fine to eat! No special preparation though I do recommend cooking. [​IMG] Congratulations!!
     
  3. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wash them and cook them. Congrats on the eggies.
     
  4. ErikaSmit

    ErikaSmit Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha well, yes we would cook them. I can't imagine cracking an egg straight into my mouth!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. openheartnp

    openheartnp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  6. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Quote:Congrats and photos please [​IMG]
     
  7. ErikaSmit

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  8. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Great isn't it? You will wonder how you ever lived without these critters.....
     
  9. Germangirlygirl

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    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.
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  10. Auscal

    Auscal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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