Weird question about egg consumption

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Geckochick, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Geckochick

    Geckochick Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 16, 2011
    We are still a good month and a half away from expecting our first eggs, but are very excited about it here. We had some city friends in last night for BBQ and stargazing. The husband is a wannabe country guy, LOL, so he was all over the chickens and interested in them. He said that he was told that you must wait 24 hours after an egg is laid to consume it. I am positive this is not true (but I have been wrong before... sometimes....), but I am wondering if anyone else has heard this weird old wives tale/fallacy before? Or, am I wrong? What would a reason be for not consuming the eggs fresh from the coop??
  2. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2011
    Southwest Georgia
    Well, we are in deep trouble if you need to wait 24 hours! [​IMG]

    I'll be interested to see the responses to your question!
  3. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    Quote:Sometimes you've really gotta wonder where people come up with stuff like that!! No there is no reason to wait 24 hrs to eat the eggs!!
  4. Geckochick

    Geckochick Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 16, 2011
    [​IMG] Thank you! I felt a bit crazy as I argued with this guy down at the coop. I just looked at him and said, "Why? What would happen to the egg in 24 hours??" He had no answer but he stood by it as fact. So, I wondered if anyone else believed it or had heard of this story before...
  5. tclegg

    tclegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    Absolutely no reason to wait--take it right in cook it and eat it. I hope he doesn't think you need rooster for the hen to lay and egg too...does he? LOL [​IMG]
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    My chickens are close to laying, and I'm no expert, but I have read here that for boiled eggs you want them to be I think a week old.
  7. spacecowgirl

    spacecowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2011
    It's amazing to me how many people think a rooster is required for your hens to lay eggs!! I've had to explain time and time and time again that this is not the case!
    Also so many people think you must wash the eggs and refrigerate them immediately or they're no good for eating...I'm starting to get sick of arguing with them...let them believe what they want to believe...more eggs for me!! [​IMG]
  8. lynnemabry

    lynnemabry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2010
    Beautiful Lake County
    Quote:that is only so they are easier to peel. that way there is some evaporation and shell separates easier.
  9. spotstealer

    spotstealer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    Poynette, WI
    Quote:I had an aqquaintance "who grew up around chickens" what swore the same thing about needing a rooster. Dozens of eggs later, he hasn't brought it up any more. He is quick to throw out all kinds of advice about almost any subject, most of it starts out: "I heard that..."
  10. tclegg

    tclegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    I know I cannot believe some of the things people believe---even after you explain it to them--people that don't have or have never been around chickens will argue with you. They ask you a question and then argue about your answer....LOL I am the same way--I figure more eggs for me--In fact I think I will have an egg salad sandwich for supper..YUM!! The girls are getting fome left over cornbread and carrots for a treat today...they will be happy and attacking me....[​IMG]

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