The First Eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by HomesteaderWife, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. HomesteaderWife

    HomesteaderWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello there BYC- we have a young Khaki Campbell that just started to lay finally. We found her first egg in the nest box yesterday, and one again this morning. As we have never raised ducks before, I am curious to know if the first few eggs are able to be consumed. I have heard mixed information on this, so I just want a bit of extra opinions!

    Thank you!
     
  2. HannahDuckLover

    HannahDuckLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have always eaten the first eggs from our birds, and there was nothing wrong with them other than that they were slightly undersized. I've never heard that you can't eat the first eggs. But if you're worried about it, you don't have to eat them.
     
  3. HomesteaderWife

    HomesteaderWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the advice. I trust opinions here, and we have the eggs saved. :) I'll probably be using them to bake with here soon
     
  4. HannahDuckLover

    HannahDuckLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds good!
     
  5. Sfraker

    Sfraker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have eaten all of our ducks first eggs. I have 18 females so that is a whole lot of first eggs and we are all still here. :)
     
  6. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Overrun With Chickens

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    I've never heard of not eating their first eggs. I've heard of Not incubating the first few weeks but that is because they tend to be a little off, meaning double yokers, extra small, extra large and such. But for eating they are just fine!
     
  7. HomesteaderWife

    HomesteaderWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for all of the help- I appreciate it so much!
     
  8. CobyLikesBirds

    CobyLikesBirds New Egg

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    My family ate all of my ducks' first eggs. Some of the eggs looked strange. For example, some had soft, rubbery shells, and others were pointy at the tip. When those eggs were cracked, they looked strange on the inside, so nobody at them. The ducks' systems were still trying to figure out how to lay eggs. I'd say that an easy rule is that if the egg looks good, it will taste good. You should be able to eat any of your ducks' first eggs that look proper.
     

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