WE GOT OUR FIRST EGG...can we eat it?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NewHen, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. NewHen

    NewHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was VERY SURPRISED to see that we had our first egg today but these chickens had access to medicated chick starter about a week ago. Can we eat that egg?
     
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did. If you're really worried about it check the tag on the starter you were using. Most have amprolium (sp) in them and not antibiotics. The amprolium is just a thiamine blocker to help keep cocci levels below critical mass. First eggs are nummy, congrats!
     
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd be interested to know how old your chicks are (and what kind laid the egg) since you were surprised. I'm raising my first ones but I believe they are a ways off yet. Thanks. And CONGRATS! [​IMG]
     
  4. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    of course you can eat it!!
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    First eggs are the best! Enjoy your breakfast!
     
  6. NewHen

    NewHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay Chicks! :

    I'd be interested to know how old your chicks are (and what kind laid the egg) since you were surprised. I'm raising my first ones but I believe they are a ways off yet. Thanks. And CONGRATS! [​IMG]

    The oldest chickens (sex link, light brahma, australorp, and BO) hatched in mid/late March 2010 and I wasn't even looking for eggs yet. I'm pretty sure it was from the sex link. She's the most mature looking of the birds.

    I ate our egg this morning. It was perfectly shaped though small. It had a yellowish orange yolk, darker than the ones from the farmer's market. Very exciting to eat a $3000 egg.​
     
  7. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha. Now the rest of the eggs are free!
    That does seem early! How fun [​IMG]
     
  8. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ate my first egg even though mine had access to medicated feed! (With amprolium)
     
  9. Gypsi

    Gypsi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Got my first eggs last weekend - and my birds probably hatched in early or mid- february, which would make them 18 to 20 weeks old on July 3rd? They were small but had feathers when I got them on March 2nd. I've been waiting to eat my eggs til my granddaughter shows up. I decided they were roosters with the fancy headgear they put on last week. I found 4 eggs Saturday evening, figure they were $75 each. I seem to get 2 eggs in the morning, and 2 eggs in the afternoon, based on yesterday's output. But our heatwave broke last Friday too. Figure that helped.
     
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  10. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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