Okay, this comes up every once in awhile, but I was reading one of my favorite blogs tonight, and saw the question over there. (The author's pullets just started laying.) The few comments on the blog were along the lines of, "Huh?" Searching here on BYC, it seems the most common theory to not eating the first egg from a pullet (or hen, I guess) is the "medicated feed" excuse. I don't buy that. Of course, everyone has said that they ate their first egg, and lived to write about it! I include myself in tha...ACK! Just kidding! They were on the small side, but delicious! Such a bright yellow color as well! Seriously, I am convinced that this MUST be an old wives' tale. It has to have originated as some sort of superstition long before medicated feeds were even thought of. The problem I'm having is I can't find any references to it's origin, but will continue my search. (This post is part of that!) Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!