Silkie eggs. Can I eat 'em?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by maus, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. maus

    maus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shelly (my daughters white bearded silkie) has started laying. Is it ok to eat the eggs ? I would imagine it should be fine, but I figured I would ask you guys out there before I find out there is some weird reason why people cant eat Silikie eggs...
    And then...if its ok to eat them, how long do I steam such a tiny egg?
     
  2. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure about the steaming part, but absolutely you can eat the eggs!!!!!!! [​IMG]

    That will help keep the silkie population down too ![​IMG] J/K The eggs are fine to eat and so are they, Happy Omlets!
     
  3. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    They are delicious hard-boiled!
     
  4. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well Ill tell you that before I bought 2 light sussex recently, I only had silkie eggs to eat.
    I use 3 eggs for an omelette.
    I cant taste the difference between silky and standard eggs.
    Nice of you to ask though!!
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  5. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

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    they make great dippy eggs and egg sandwiches only thing is ya need 2-3 to make a sandwhich, lol. home grown eggs r the bomb compaired to store bought, sooo yummy!! my kid's won't eat store bought now as they have a sour taste to them after eating fresh.
    silkie
     
  6. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    We love them as they are always so yellow and more yolk than eggwhite.
     
  7. maus

    maus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!
    Ok, I feel better now. Ive got them in the fridge. They are the cutest little cream colored eggs I have ever seen! Lol

    Silkies dont seem like real chickens to me. Shelly is more like a small lap dog with a beek. She doesnt do normal chicken things either. She makes wierd purring noises and guinea-pig sounds and doesnt like to go out in the chicken run. When she clucks, it sounds like a witch cackling. She seems to prefer her cage on the porch where she can hang out with everyone. But I guess there really is a chicken under all that fluff. [​IMG]
     
  8. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thats nice, im glad she has a nice home. Just remember to give her a haircut so she can see, just trim around above the eyes, youll notice a difference straight away, shell be much happier.!!
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Just for the record all bird eggs are edible - chicken of every kind, duck, turkey, goose, quail, pheasant, ostrich, emu - etc.
     
  10. tpantali

    tpantali Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I hate any eggs that has not come from our chickens. I am so glad you described the taste. I recently went out for breakfast, I have no clue why I would such a stupid thing when I have fresh eggs at home but I did it and it was the worst meal I have had in a very long time. I could not put my finger on it other than the eggs taste "bad" or "there is something wrong with them" and "I think they have given me a spoiled egg" [​IMG] But sour is actually the perfect description!

    On another note, I did not realize it was helpful to trim Silkies. I will have to try it and see how it goes. Although I am a bit nervous about getting that close their eyes with something sharp!!
     

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