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She did it! She laid two eggs! I'm such a proud momma. She actually fell in the window well last night before bed (don't know how, there's a cover) and my sister rescued her and put her away because I wasn't home. Went in the house to check for injuries (she's fine) and there were her first two eggs!!!!
Are they supposed to have a certain smell?
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A certain smell? I'll be honest, I've talked with my chickens, played with them, make noises, but I've never once smelled their eggs.... I do know they are not supposed to smell strongly or bad. 

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~Louis Pasteur

 

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 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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post #3 of 8

Does it have an unusual smell?

"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

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 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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post #4 of 8
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It made my hands smell a little fishy. I cracked it open to make sure it was normal. That may have been due to the fact that it had a bit of poop on it.
Edited by WafflesNTimmy - 2/16/16 at 11:30am
post #5 of 8

grats on the egg :).

 

My eggs don't have a smell on the outside.

 

My girls eggs that have cracked shells (happens in the cold weather up here sometimes)  have a kind of acidic vinegary smell.  I can smell those even when i don't see any visible cracks on the shells.

 

My girls just stated laying but so far I've only ever had one egg that was pungent.  She went a little nuts for the  laying herbs they got for Christmas.  That one egg definitely smelled like the oregano/basil/etc. in that mix.  Good thing I used it a big Greek omelet that morning.

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Originally Posted by cayugaducklady View Post

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My eggs don't have a smell on the outside.

My girls eggs that have cracked shells (happens in the cold weather up here sometimes)  have a kind of acidic vinegary smell.  I can smell those even when i don't see any visible cracks on the shells.

My girls just stated laying but so far I've only ever had one egg that was pungent.  She went a little nuts for the  laying herbs they got for Christmas.  That one egg definitely smelled like the oregano/basil/etc. in that mix.  Good thing I used it a big Greek omelet that morning.
that makes a lot of sense, thanks for the help! It was cracked and out in the cold.
post #7 of 8
Did it also taste fishy? I've read that eggs really high in omega 3s can have a fishy taste. Eating certain foods can cause it too. Higher omega 3s is also why some fish have a fishier taste.

(I've learned so much about eggs in the last year.)
post #8 of 8

As long as you think it isnt spoiled you can feed the cracked eggs right back to your flock or other pets.  My dogs hate eggs:hu so i just steam them and feed them back to the ducks.

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