What to do with that first egg......

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pmitch10, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. pmitch10

    pmitch10 Out Of The Brooder

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    We got our first egg today!!! [​IMG] So very cool! I think it was from our Partridge Rock as she was doing an unusual amount of talking the previous day and I noticed was checking out the egg boxes we have set for the birds.

    It seems like we have been waiting forever.....just feeding, watering, cleaning, and petting the birds.....haha.

    FINALLY......somebody laid an egg.....and now I don't know what to do with it.....haha. I want to hatch it as we have two Barred Rock roosters in there but only one has just started jumping on the backs of a few of the hens and the Partridge was one of the first ones.

    So what did some of you do with your first egg? Did you wait for more and then try hatching some? How long can you wait and what do you do with the egg in the meantime?

    Can it be cold and then warm up to room temperature before you try incubating or waiting till some more eggs come?

    Or did you just eat it!

    Inquiring minds would like to know.....hehe
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I ate mine and every other one that has come along since then. [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Gobbled it up!

    Usually it is best to wait a few months before setting any eggs to hatch. That gives the girl time to develop eggs the best and be a bit larger so the chicks can have a better chance at surviving. Not that pullet eggs can't be hatched, often just not the best if you can wait.
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I think I made an egg, ham, and cheese sandwich with toast to tell you the truth..... LOL

    Or you could bronze it! LOL
     
  5. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your first egg [​IMG]

    I used my first egg in a bread recipe
     
  6. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
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    I blew the egg out and kept the shell....I don't remember what I did with the egg contents....
     
  7. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    One of my chickens just started laying a week ago today.
    Another one chimed in with an egg today.
    So I got my 6th and 7th today.
    I have been saving them in the frig until we have enough to cook everyone breakfast so everyone could enjoy them.
    But with my size family these girls better get crackin! Hoping to have enough this week.
     
  8. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Quote:Yeah, I think you should blow out the shell and keep it, maybe turn it into a tree decoration or something, then eat the contents.
     
  9. pmitch10

    pmitch10 Out Of The Brooder

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    So it is best to wait until hatching if they have just started laying?

    Thanks for all your responses. Maybe I should eat it and just take a good picture. [​IMG]
     
  10. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, it's better to wait until they've been laying awhile before hatching some of the eggs. I'm sure that was a typo, but just in case....
     

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