you cant eat the first eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rosyposyosy, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    is this just a cherishable thing or like a scientific you'll die if you eat the first egg?
  2. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    Southern WV
    You can eat the first egg. Some people don't because its the first one laid and they want to keep it. The only differance between the first egg and the last egg a chicken lays is its size.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2007
  3. ChickyGal

    ChickyGal In the Brooder

    Jun 10, 2007
    Hi, I think that if your feeding chick starter/chick grower that you are suppose to stop feeding it and wait 2 weeks before you eat the eggs. I certainly could be wrong but this is what I've always heard. It's medicated and thats why we aren't suppose to eat the eggs. So my plan is to get my first egg and then immediately switch over to layer mash or pellets, wait the 2 weeks and then I'll eat the eggs. I'm sure there will be someone out there that knows for sure. :)
  4. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    I never heard of not eating the first egg(s).

    I did, and I'm still here. [​IMG] Seriously though, how in the world does one keep an egg? [​IMG]

    When my girls turned 18 weeks, I switched them over to a layer mash feed mix. I figured it would be better for them instead of waiting until they were laying.
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    [​IMG] Not eat the first egg??? Ohhhh, in MY opinion...its the BEST egg. Just because I waited soooooo long to get them. LOL
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I think it depends on the type of medicated feed because I don't think them eating chick starter and you eating the egg is going to have any problem. I eat them.. even if the hens got into the grower pen and gobbled up all the medicated feed like candy...

    To save eggs you can be normal and blow them out. Or be weird like me and just set them on a shelf for a few years and let them dry out. Have a whole bunch of saved eggs that have dried out. They sway around on the table now when you set them down :p. None have blew up on me yet. Just make sure they don't stink. Haven't had a stinky one yet either.
  7. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    [​IMG] Eggs blow up!?? EWWW, for real?
  8. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    we ate our first egg me and my family are still kicking [​IMG] , but we bought ours at four months old and they have never had there food changed. we went to the same place to buy the feed the guy used that was selling them [​IMG]
  9. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Quote:Yeah my hens do that, too :mad: I had to kick one of my EE's out of the chick pen. Somehow she managed to squeeze her wide self in there and was chasing all the chicks away from the feed. They also like to get in the goats feed and that's medicated with Cocci prevention, of course the goats try to get into the chickens feed as well. I guess stolen food taste better. [​IMG]

    We haven't croaked yet from eating the eggs. [​IMG] lol

    Mudhen~yes eggs can explode. I know from personal experience. We found a bunch of eggs in the garage that one the hens had laid and when I picked them up one burst and green gook went everywhere! Nasty, and stinky!!! Worse then rotten egg smell. [​IMG]
  10. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    bletch [​IMG]

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