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When to eat new eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GardenGirl, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. GardenGirl

    GardenGirl Songster

    We have 17 week pullets starting to lay each day. Cute little eggs they are. [​IMG] Question is, when can you start eating their eggs? My DH's grandfather said he never ate pullet eggs until they were full sized. Just wondering what you guys thought. Thanks!!
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    We ate them after taking measurements and pics. They were yummy! I think that some people don't eat them because they are small. Everyone is wanting the large FARM egg they've heard so much about. But they will be wonderful! [​IMG]
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I think many here eat their pullet sized eggs. The kids should love them [​IMG] WOW 17 weeks is early! Way to go! Congrats. I hope mine lay at 17 weeks. They are 13 now. BTW...were eating our first eggs once they start laying [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2008
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    I've never understood these posts...why would you not eat a pullet egg? Only difference in a pullet egg and a larger egg is the size. EAT AWAY and enjoy! [​IMG]
  5. DesertDawg

    DesertDawg Songster

    May 10, 2007
    My RIR's started laying at 21 weeks, 6 days. We eat them. [​IMG] Of my 2 older hens, one is laying a soft shelled egg that usually breaks at one end and the other is laying a good hard shell, but I noticed that both of them seem to have watering whites, everyone thinks I nuts. [​IMG] So why would they be watery???
  6. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Quote:possible heat stress
  7. DesertDawg

    DesertDawg Songster

    May 10, 2007
    Would heat stress only affect the older hens?
  8. GardenGirl

    GardenGirl Songster

    I had told my hubby that you could eat them, he insisted no. Nice to have you guys to back me up. [​IMG]
  9. barnyard cat

    barnyard cat In the Brooder

    May 17, 2007
    When my cousin DesertDawg's pullet RIR's laid their first egg, she gave it to me to take the pictures for email to family and friends. I emailed her and jokingly told her I had eaten it after the picture taking. She told me you could not eat the first eggs from a pullet as it would cause you to flap your arms and go Buk! Buk! Buk!. Fortunately, I am not that gullible, and I have been really enjoying those young eggs. The interesting thing is all four hens laid on the same day...
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2008
  10. dturren

    dturren In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2008
    My three Wyandottes are six months old now and all three are laying small brown eggs every day. I am giving the eggs to everyone and they all rave about how great they are. No one has turned them down. I ate the first two eggs and they were wonderful...and yes, I do go "bak, bak, bak" at my chickens and they answer me back. I don't flap my wings...er, arms, yet though. I have found nothing wrong with any of the eggs, so I say "go ahead and eat them".

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