Random First Egg or is this the beginning???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jenmiller, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. jenmiller

    jenmiller Out Of The Brooder

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    So today i went to go feed my chickens and there it was, the most wondeful thing ive ever seen come from my Chickens.... one single egg. It was white and when i brought it to show my father-in-law he said to me it was bad. When you shook it, the thing sloshed around and didnt sound like the store bought egg that i compared it to. So we decided it was rotten....we took it outside and cracked it open and what else do i see but a perfectly good chicken yolk and white stuff. Why did it Slosh around and is this the beginning of a egg laying era or did i just get lucky??
     
  2. ddmiddle7

    ddmiddle7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should have done the float test to see if it was bad...that or crack it into a bowl...that way you could have still eaten it.
     
  3. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe because it was fresh and the store bought ones are not, I'm not sure [​IMG]
    Congrats on your first egg though [​IMG]
     
  4. jenmiller

    jenmiller Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:float test? what in the world is that??? i didnt necessarily want to crack it b/c i was waiting for my husband to get done work but i figured since someone who raised 900 chickens at one point would know so i figured the smell would gag him since he has a really weak belly. Guess i was wrong. I wonder if this egg laying is from me mixing thier food with chick starter. Guess we will find out when i go back to feed them??
     
  5. ddmiddle7

    ddmiddle7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:float test? what in the world is that??? i didnt necessarily want to crack it b/c i was waiting for my husband to get done work but i figured since someone who raised 900 chickens at one point would know so i figured the smell would gag him since he has a really weak belly. Guess i was wrong. I wonder if this egg laying is from me mixing thier food with chick starter. Guess we will find out when i go back to feed them??

    The float test will tell you if it is good or bad:

    Gently drop the egg into the bowl of water. If it sinks and stay at the bottom it is fresh...floats it is bad...stands on end but still on the bottom it is still good but eat it in the next couple of weeks.

    The chick starter won't hurt them... now giving them Layer feed when they aren't laying yet could be bad...not always but the calcium and stuff in the layer is really hard for their kidneys to process before they start laying.
     
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    jenmiller Out Of The Brooder

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    ok so now my question is do we thing that it was a random first egg or is this the beginning, considering what i have added to their food and will it increase when i give them laying mash??
     
  7. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a fart egg to me? Was the shell hard or soft? If it was soft then you had a shell less egg which is very normal when chickens first start laying.
     
  8. jenmiller

    jenmiller Out Of The Brooder

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    the shell was hard in fact
     

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