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Eggs with fishy taste!

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Hi Folks,  The past three times that I've eaten fried eggs.  I can taste fish. I feel like gagging. I fry them in bacon grease only. Has this ever happen to anyone else?  Lonnie

'Jesus wept'   John 11:35                                                              New Hampshire/Production Reds, Rhode Island Red hybrids, and Plymouth Rocks.  Maintaining a mixed flock. And selectively breeding with Production and New Hampshire Red roosters. Having fun!
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'Jesus wept'   John 11:35                                                              New Hampshire/Production Reds, Rhode Island Red hybrids, and Plymouth Rocks.  Maintaining a mixed flock. And selectively breeding with Production and New Hampshire Red roosters. Having fun!
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post #2 of 13

What are you feeding them?  I've heard too much flax can make eggs taste fishy.

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That would be awful..blaechhhh.tongue

Must be something they are eating, are they free range birds? Maybe look around your property for a source.

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Have you been feeding them lots of fish or flax?

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The "fertile eggs"I bought from whole foods had that taste.  I thought it was just because they were fertile.

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We used to buy eggs from a co-op when I was growing up, and suddenly the taste turned fishy.  As it turned out, they had switched to fish meal as the primary feed.  I would wonder if the eggs you got were from birds who were fed such a protein feed.

Married to DH for 21 years, DS 18,  mom of golden retrievers--Harley and Mia, and my 17 girls--Barred Rocks, a Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Reds, Easter Eggers, a Gold Laced Wyandotte, a Silver Laced Wyandotte, Delawares, Cuckoo Marans, a Black Australorp, and Twiggy---our Welsummer, who laid the prettiest eggs ever, but left for chickie heaven today, where they never, ever run out of raisins.
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Married to DH for 21 years, DS 18,  mom of golden retrievers--Harley and Mia, and my 17 girls--Barred Rocks, a Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Reds, Easter Eggers, a Gold Laced Wyandotte, a Silver Laced Wyandotte, Delawares, Cuckoo Marans, a Black Australorp, and Twiggy---our Welsummer, who laid the prettiest eggs ever, but left for chickie heaven today, where they never, ever run out of raisins.
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Our eggs taste like this in the spring - right now as a matter of fact.  They're eating the same feed, but they hardly touch it for foraging in the yard.  I'm guessing that it's the one particular weed that is taking over our grass.  They eat it all day long.  When it gets hot and this weed dies back, the eggs begin to taste normal again.  It's a high omega-3 taste.  Fish taste like fish because of the omegas.  The higher the omegas, the "fishier" the fish.  (experience: waterman's daughter, waterman's wife)  wink
I can't stand the taste - yuck!  I usually leave the eggs out on the counter for a day or two before refrigerating, and I suspect that this is making the taste even stronger, so I'm going to try gathering eggs throughout the day and refrigerating them right away.

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Originally Posted by 920utlaw 

The "fertile eggs"I bought from whole foods had that taste.  I thought it was just because they were fertile.


Definitely not because they were fertile.  That makes no difference in flavor unless the eggs were beginning to develop but you'd know that as soon as you cracked them.

What the hens are eating can have a major influence on flavor which is what I suspect is the case here.

.....Alan.

Chance favors the prepared mind.
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Chance favors the prepared mind.
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OMG !  I was so upset when I tasted the yuckie, curdled, fishey tasting eggs I got scared. Especially when I have a weak immune system. Right away I thought I'd get sick and ran to the computer thinking I had Seminole poisoning or something worse. THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED TO ME BEFORE...EVER...! I was so glad to hear I wasn't the only one that has gone thru this. I threw all the eggs out, sprayed with a disinfectant, washed the entire kitchen counters...ect...put all the fans on in the house and will NEVER forget that taste as long as I live.

I cannot thank you all enough for your posting it TRULY helped put my mind at ease. Any ideas of how I can now get the taste out of my mouth? I know I'll never get it out of my mind and it will take me quite a while before I put an egg in my mouth again..and I buy Free Range, Organic Cage free (sometimes Omega added) eggs.

Thanks again. Deb

post #10 of 13
Something not mentioned is that eggs have a porous shell. If you store them next to something like fish in the fridge for example, thy can absorb that smell.

I’m not arguing about what they eat making a difference. It can. But how they are stored can make a difference too.

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Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought....Abraham Lincoln (Freedom carries responsibility)

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.....Judge Learned Hand  (The more sure your are that your way is the only right way, the more likely you are wrong.)

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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