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??