Throw out first eggs???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by freestargirl, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. freestargirl

    freestargirl Out Of The Brooder

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    we just got our first eggs today!!! I shared this news with some of my local chicken friends via email and one of them who's a tell-it-like-it-is-no-nonsense gal, emailed me that the extension poultry agent in our county told her to throw her first few eggs out.

    ??? Should I? Why??? They're not misshapen, or shellless or bloody or anything. Look like perfectly good eggs. If I 'should' then is it okay to give them to my dogs at least????
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    Unless you have had your chickens on some type of worm medication with a withdrawal period or something like that, there is no reason to throw out the first eggs. They are as nutritious and safe as any others.
     
  3. AngelaB

    AngelaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first egg was shaped well, and a nice hard shell. I ate it.
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Such myths.[​IMG]
     
  5. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Eat it/them. No harm, nothing different. [​IMG]
     
  6. Prisserbabe

    Prisserbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EAT! I enjoyed my first egg this morning! [​IMG]
     
  7. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Ditto! We haven't let a single egg go to waste yet. Our chickens haven't been on any medications though either.

    The only egg "wasted" so to speak was one with a soft shell that cracked when I was rinsing the poop off the shell. Our dog ate that one, so not really "wasted."
     
  8. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too ate my 1st egg. It was delicious. [​IMG] from GA
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2011
  9. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We ate our first eggs. Even though I *think* 3 of them may have been there from the previous day (they were laid in the coop).
     
  10. lichick28

    lichick28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder how many people they told this to and how many perfectly good eggs were wasted by doing this
     

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