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colesterol in my fertilized egg vs. an unfertilized egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by craftsman, May 23, 2010.

  1. craftsman

    craftsman Hatching

    May 21, 2010
    Hello friends, I'm a new person in any forum so please forgive me if I don't know forum etiquette but I have a question regarding the relationship of cholesterol in a fertilized egg and an unfertilized egg. I'm loosing a customer due to this fact and I'm not sure of the research. If any advise is available can it be backed by documentation please? Thank you in advance for the help. I know this forum thing will be fruitful.
    Last edited: May 23, 2010
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    As Gritsar already posted, fertility makes no difference in the nutritional quality of the eggs, but the diet of the hen can make a very large difference in the nutritional quality of eggs. In particular, pasture/grass fed chickens, compared to grain fed chickens, lay eggs that are quite different. Diet also effects the nutritional quality of meat from animals or chickens.

  4. craftsman

    craftsman Hatching

    May 21, 2010
    Great information, thank you. Let me continue though with a follow up question. In the Mother Earth article they compared a range bird to a grain fed bird. I've been feeding mine straight Layeena by purina. Is this considered grain fed? I would assume.
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    I would guess that commercial feed would be considered grain-fed, yes.

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