Am I deficient or what?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by llnmaw, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. llnmaw

    llnmaw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2011
    Spokane, WA
    But I honestly cannot tell the difference in taste of our eggs laid by our own chickens vs store bought eggs. [​IMG]

    I'm really not getting it. They look beautiful. Pretty yolk, nice solid whites. I can cook several in the pan at a time because they don't run all over the place. But I'm certain that if blindfolded and fed a bite of store bought egg and one of my own, I'd never know the difference. We even did a taste test with our first egg. Store bought vs home egg. It tasted the same, like an egg.

    I'm sort of sad about that. I love all the other bennies of having our chickens and knowing that they are treated well...and all that. But I really hoping for some dynamic tasting eggs. Our girls get to range for 2 or more hours a day. Have a large run, eat layer food, get fruit/veg snacks, BOSS, loved like crazy.

    What is the secret?

  2. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2011
    Panama City, FL
    Maybe you're getting really fresh eggs at the grocery? The cheap ones at Winn Dixie here taste much different than my yard eggs.
  3. abejita

    abejita Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    I was thinking the same thing the other day. I am impatiently waiting for my hens to lay, but I was eating some of my mom's neighbor's eggs. His hens free range most of the day and are well taken care of...they tasted the same as my Central Market (HEB) or Whole Foods eggs that I am currently buying. Is it because I buy 'good' eggs now? I hope I can tell the difference when mine begin to lay. I am using better feed than he does, so maybe that will make a difference!
  4. speckledegg

    speckledegg Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 2, 2011
    W. WA
    Well, I have to be honest. I can't tell the difference either. I do'nt have any of my own eggs yet from my girls, but my in laws have a farm and other than an awesome yolk, I can't taste a difference. Everyone says 'farm raised and fresh eggs are the BEST'. I can't tell. Just wanted to let you know, you are not alone!
  5. llnmaw

    llnmaw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2011
    Spokane, WA

    thank you!

    I've been sorta faking it with hubby because while he was not against the idea...he is not quite as enamored with them as I am. I was selling him on how g-r-e-a-t the eggs would taste. I'm a faker!! "yummm, aren't these eggs soooo tasty??"

    And I don't buy 'good' eggs at the store. I buy whatever is on sale and I know they are old.

    Oh least they are healthy right??

  6. rjlanger2

    rjlanger2 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 22, 2011
    Central Texas
    That first egg... and the huge smile when you saw it. Getting eggs each and every day. That is where the satisfaction comes from.

    Try cooking a few hard boiled eggs. You should notice the aroma is more intense as you peel them (if you can peel them. Really Fresh eggs are more difficult to peel).

    It's not just taste or smell, it's the satisfaction of knowing the origin of your food.
  7. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    I'm someone who got there eggs at walmart. I noticed a big difference. Yellow orange yolks, firm whites and richer tasting. You must have bought good fresh eggs in the first place.
  8. farmerinKC

    farmerinKC Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2011
    Kansas City, Missouri
    I usually just bake with eggs and if I cook one it's hard boiled to put in a salad. I'm trying to tell myself there is a difference-but I don't know? [​IMG] My son however can tell-he says there is a big difference! I will say that I was visiting a friend who lives on Kauai and has chickens-her son baked a couple of cheesecakes with fresh eggs from her chickens and I can't even describe how good it was! I am not usually a cheesecake fan, but it was delicious and the color was beautiful as well. [​IMG]
  9. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2011
    I can tell a difference in our eggs and store bought. They have a stronger flavor which I really like. I also boiled some tonight and made eggs salad. I could tell a big difference in that too. I actually think I like the store bought eggs better for egg salad. LOL! But I'll get used to it, I'm sure. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2011
  10. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    I can't tell a difference either but my step-dad swears our "happy eggs" taste much better and he should know, he and my mom go through a dozen a week.

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