YIpppeee, I got my first egg, now what

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by oscwlpn, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. oscwlpn

    oscwlpn Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 25, 2009
    I went out to the chicken coop today and found and egg, I am so eggcited..[​IMG] I can't wait till my son comes home from school so I can send him out to find it...now my questions, I am not sure when she laid it so I do not know if I should eat it...temps here are about upper 60s in the day to lower 60s at night if that makes a difference...I should not be more than 2 days old, also I have never given any of my chickens any medication so I am not sure if I should give them anything or not or even if they require any meds..and if they should have been on medicine should I not eat this egg...Ugggh I am so confused but this is a very exciting day in our house...
  2. gottalovemychickens

    gottalovemychickens SaveAChickenRideACowboy

    EAT IT THERE YUMMY !!!!!!!!!!!! EAT IT EAT IT , everyone chant with me EAT IT, EAT IT , EAT IT . !!!!!!!!!!! GRATS

    ETA: do the water test !!! @ days in 60* should not ruin it . Ive eatin a egg that has sat in that temp before for 3 days and it was fine
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2009
  3. tallieb

    tallieb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2009
    Congrats!!! [​IMG] The should be just fine to eat. People leave them on the counter for a week or 2 at time and they are still good.
  4. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    Congrats!! Eat it, it shouldn't have gone bad [​IMG]
  5. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    Well...you could do what I did:

    Do the Happy Dance [​IMG]
    Kiss it [​IMG]
    Fondle it [​IMG]
    Take a picture of it with your cellphone [​IMG]
    Eat it : 9
  6. oscwlpn

    oscwlpn Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 25, 2009
    I am with ya, tomorrow morning we are going to fry it up...[​IMG] thank you for all your responses
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Congrats! And yes, EAT IT! [​IMG]
  8. ebwy

    ebwy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2009
    pierce a hole in each end, blow the innards out to eat them, then rinse the shell through, dry it out, and put it somewhere safe [​IMG]

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