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OUR FIRST EGG!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lescostes, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. lescostes

    lescostes Out Of The Brooder

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    We have had our kids for exactly 1 week and this morning I went out to the coop and there in one of the nesting boxes was an egg. I was so excited! I'm not sure what hen layed, so picked up both of them and hugged them. Is that what I'm to do, hug them? Here is a picture, fresh and dirty from the box. We are eating in this morning!
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  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Congrat's on your first egg!!! [​IMG]


    Dawn
     
  3. lescostes

    lescostes Out Of The Brooder

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    so...we couldn't eat our first egg because it was fertilized...we noticed a bulls-eye in the yolk. BUMMER.... wondering how many eggs are fertilized and how many not...or does it just vary?
     
  4. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:huh?? Why couldn't you eat a fertilized egg? [​IMG]
     
  5. Splash_Guard

    Splash_Guard Set Free

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    Blood spots are harmless, fertilized eggs taste the same as unfertilized. Eat them.
     
  6. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    We eat our fertilized eggs. I have a few roos and 20+ hens, so all our eggs are fertilized all the time. A baby chick won't develop unless it's incubated, so it's fine to eat them.
     
  7. LuvinMyPeeps

    LuvinMyPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoo hooo for you!!!! Sure okay to hug them, I do it every day when she lays for me (I'm not sure if that's an incentive for her though LOL)...she gives me a 'gotta...get...away' look. [​IMG]

    Whooot!!! Congratulations on your first egg!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There really is no difference in the taste or texture in fertile eggs.
    Once it is cooked, you would never know!!
    Some of mine are and some are not, I dont even look anymore!
    EAT those eggs, They are so much better than store-bought!
     

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