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Which breed of chicken lays the best tasting eggs?  I have an austrolorp, a golden campine, and a brown leghorn.  The austolorp's eggs taste great, and they're big.  The campine's eggs are small and are just okay.  But the brown leghorn lays mid sized eggs that are the best I've ever tasted.  When I eat them, I mop up every bit of yolk with a piece of toast.  They taste so good. 

That being said, I want to get three more chickens in the spring, and I want to get the breed that lays the best tasting eggs.  What do you all think?  Thanks.

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Chickens would, if eating exactly the same food, lay eggs that were virtually the same in taste.  Are you feeding treats?  If you are, I'd guess that the hen who lays the best eggs is the highest in the pecking order.  Naturally she would eat more treats than the others.  Treats make delicious eggs.

I don't think any breed is said to lay better eggs than any other.

Maybe I'm wrong.  This is my opinion though!

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The only breed that I have ever heard has any different tasting egg is the BCM.  I have never ate any, but that is what I have heard, and I know French Chefs prefer them for some reason.  I think diet is the first determing factor of taste, then age of the egg.  I could be wrong.  :dunno

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There are some differences, among the breeds, in how well they forage.  I've found that my black australorp is, by far, the best forager.  Her eggs are a darker orange than the rest of the layers.  Not saying the rest of the eggs aren't terrific, too.  They ARE!  Just that the black australorp digs up and eats a whole lot of worms and insects -- many more than my EE does.  The EE eggs taste fabulous and rich; the black australorp eggs are a little richer (eggier) and the yolks are a bit darker orange and thicker.

They get the same treats, the same feed, the same free-ranging time.

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Quail eggs are ment to be really nice. They are the most expensive in the supermarkets. I was going to get some  Quails myself but they dont mix well with chickens, so I have heard .

I hope you find the right one fl

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Originally Posted by Kooshie 

Chickens would, if eating exactly the same food, lay eggs that were virtually the same in taste.  Are you feeding treats?  If you are, I'd guess that the hen who lays the best eggs is the highest in the pecking order.  Naturally she would eat more treats than the others.  Treats make delicious eggs.

I don't think any breed is said to lay better eggs than any other.

Maybe I'm wrong.  This is my opinion though!


Wow.  That's interesting.  I can definitely taste a difference.  I suppose it does have to do with the pecking order since the brown leghorn is the honcho and gets more treats.  I guess I'll choose based on personality instead of eggs then.  Thanks.

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This has been interesting.  Thank you for the discussion!

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Well, we free range forage here no fence or pen at all.  Hubby sells eggs at work I sell at our local hang out.  We have people that now buy only from us that used to buy from others because they think our eggs taste so much better.  Most around here do not free range all day because they are afraid of predators.  I can because all we have are hawks nothing else.  It is what goes in the chicken that makes they eggs taste different. 

As far as the Marens the french are biased.  Marens is there breed.  Nothing different in taste there at all.  They are just doing like the black angus assoction promotion.  We think Jersy taste better than angus and so do many others that have tried it.  So promotion will effect judgment of the public.  By your taste will tell all. 

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Which breed of chicken lays the best tasting eggs?  I have an austrolorp, a golden campine, and a brown leghorn.  The austolorp's eggs taste great, and they're big.  The campine's eggs are small and are just okay.  But the brown leghorn lays mid sized eggs that are the best I've ever tasted.  When I eat them, I mop up every bit of yolk with a piece of toast.  They taste so good. 

That being said, I want to get three more chickens in the spring, and I want to get the breed that lays the best tasting eggs.  What do you all think?  Thanks.


I say Barred Rock eggs are the best tasting. However, It all depends on what they are being fed.

Also, they are friendly, lay big brown eggs...that keep getting bigger. Everyone loves them.

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Barred Rocks!
 

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