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Cinnamon queen egg quality?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by adstowe, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. adstowe

    adstowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little cinnamon queen lays big brown eggs nearly every day but, the quality of them seems to be lacking. Compared to the other eggs, hers look more like store bought eggs in the pan. The whites run all over, instead of staying nice and tight. The yolks are more pale yellow. It may be my imagination, but they even seem to taste more bland. This is my first production type hybrid and compared to eggs from my EEs and buffs (the only other two I have much experience with) they just don't measure up. The best way I can describe them is like store bought eggs. Is this normal? Do you get an increase in production rate at the expense of egg quality? Sorry if it's a dumb question, but I've never had one of these before and have no clue. She's a great little bird. Quirky, friendly personality.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    It can be draining to continually produce eggs. The few hybrid layers I have had seemed to need more protein in their diet because of it. If you are feeding a layer ration I would consider switching to a higher protein feed to see if it helps. Otherwise it could just be the quality of her eggs.
     
  3. adstowe

    adstowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been feeding layer lately because I've been in between Roos, but I just picked up a new one so, I'm going back to more of an all flock type food and oyster shell approach. I had them on an all flock before and her eggs still weren't great, I'll look for one with a fairly high protein content this time. Thank you
     

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