Question about 1st eggs

seanb

Songster
8 Years
May 24, 2011
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Central PA
We have 9 hens that are 15 weeks old so we're expecting to see eggs in the next few weeks. I was told by a friend that we shouldn't eat the first eggs that are laid but no reason was offered. Anyone else hear this?
 

edible_chicken

Songster
8 Years
May 15, 2011
211
2
106
Ohio
from what i have gathered about this, i think its true if the shell is thin/soft. But if the egg shell feels thick/hard and doesn't break easily then it should be good to go! i ate our first two eggs on the same day!

if the shells continue to be soft, then you may want to add oyster shells or other sources of calcium into their diet. (i.e. yogurt)
 

erinchelsea

Songster
9 Years
May 23, 2010
362
8
134
Webster City, IA
That's not true at all! Unless the egg looked like something was wrong with it....but I never had any trouble with my girls when they first started laying. We've eaten every single egg and we're all still here to tell about it!
 

alcap

Chirping
8 Years
Feb 19, 2011
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0
99
We ate our very first egg! It was hard shelled and delicious
 

ParadiseFoundFarm

Goddess of Good Things
9 Years
Jul 6, 2010
1,160
12
166
Joliet, IL
Quote:

Eat your egg or blow out the shell and keep it. As long as they are no longer on medicated feed, there is no problem with eating a perfectly formed egg.
 

Nicole01

Crowing
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
5,492
95
268
MN
We ate the first eggs, they were perfect! BTW, my first egg didn't come until 23 weeks of age.
 

slim1986

Songster
8 Years
Sep 5, 2011
167
2
104
Highfill, Arkansas
Quote:Yeah, we don't eat them just out of tradition, we blow the 1st few eggs (carefully poke a hole in the top and bottom and gently blow the insides out) and keep the shell, it was fun to do as a kid and I still have fun doing it!
 

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