Hi Everyone, Newbie here, been having hens for close to a year now and I've started to notice something odd in the eggs I've been getting.
When I poach a fresh egg, less than 2 days old, kept on the counter, the whites don't "stay" together and it becomes runny. When I tasted it, it tasted "dry" and "chalky" but the yolk was fine.
You know how when you crack a fresh egg and the white is thick and surrounds the yolk and there's minimal watery stuff, well a store bought egg has that exact same appearance when poached but mine doesn't. This has been happening for a long time now and recently it has been getting on my nerves as I've always fed my hens a good quality pellet, 18% protein and supplement them with kitchen scraps including meat.
I'll try and get a picture tomorrow to better explain myself.
Can someone help? Apart from that issue, the girls are fine, 3 hens, 3 eggs daily. They are kept in a mobile "cage" that gets moved daily.