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We Finally Ate Our Eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RMiller, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. RMiller

    RMiller Out Of The Brooder

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    Last night was the first time we have eaten our own eggs! So exciting and so delicious! You should have seen all of us in our tiny kitchen watching as each egg was cracked open. Hysterical!

    We got our first egg about 2.5 weeks ago, and at that time we took them off the grower feed and put them on layer feed. We waiting the recommended time before eating the eggs. So far all of the eggs have been perfect.

    Yay!!
     
  2. Valk

    Valk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your fresh eggs!

    Are you supposed to wait two and a half weeks before eating fresh eggs?
     
  3. RMiller

    RMiller Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told to wait 2 weeks after switching from medicated grower feed to layer feed. Not sure if that is the norm, but we waited.
     
  4. Peplers chicks

    Peplers chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Then we do something wrong, tomorrow we eat today's eggs, tastes the same, bake the same, smell the same,
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Medicated feed usually contains small amounts of Amprolium, which is a thiamine blocker and has no egg withdrawal period. I hate to tell you this... but you didn't have to wait. You could've eaten the first eggs.
     
  6. CPChix

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    I think what the OP meant was that they did not eat any eggs that were produced in the first two weeks of laying due to the inclusion of any elements that get passed from the medicated feed the hens were on prior to switching them to layer feed.

    I had not heard this before either, but I'm assuming this would not be in play if medicated feed was not used.
     
  7. RMiller

    RMiller Out Of The Brooder

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    We didn't hold on to the eggs for 2 weeks before eating them. We did not eat the eggs that were produced in the first 2 weeks after switching from medicated feed to layer feed, allowing time for whatever was in the medicated feed to clear out of their systems.

    CPChix, that is correct. If they were not on medicated feed, it would not be an issue.
     

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