So I got my first egg yesterday... now what do I do?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dchicken207, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Dchicken207

    Dchicken207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know eat them..lol. But If I want to keep them for a few days should I wash them? put them in the ice box? I got one more this morning, have to say it was worth the wait [​IMG]
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Just treat them like any other egg. If it's not dirty, no need to wash unless you're one of the squeamish types. If you do wash, be sure the water is warmer than the egg. You can put them in the fridge or not, they'll be fresher longer in the fridge but it's not really a must. Just treat them like any other egg though basically.
     
  3. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We keep ours in the fridge and wash them just before using them in order to keep the protective 'bloom' on them.

    and congratulations on your first egg!

    We just got our first eggs from our Sultans this week and it was 'first egg' all over again...fun!
     
  4. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We don't refrigerate our eggs. Fortunately, our eggs are usually quite clean. We have never really had a problem with that, but I usually just rub them down with a damp towel right before we use them. Enjoy those lovely eggs from your girls!!!!
     
  5. Dchicken207

    Dchicken207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info folks. One more question today there was two eggs in the nest box so another one has laid her first egg. The egg had some blood on it? is this normal?
     
  6. slmurray73

    slmurray73 New Egg

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    We have our 1st 3 eggs... Yay! im new to this and have 2 hens and 1 rooster. the girls just started laying saturday. Very clean off white eggs. havent tried them yet tho.
    I have been reading alot of posts and still dont know what is best to do with the eggs... refrigerate or not?
     
  7. Leghornmum

    Leghornmum Out Of The Brooder

    refrigerate
     
  8. Leghornmum

    Leghornmum Out Of The Brooder

    If it's only a little bit of blood, then the egg is perfectly fine. The hen probably just had a little trouble passing it :)
     

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