Commercial vs. Fresh Backyard Eggs--Smell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jennyf, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you all noticed that your fresh eggs from your chickens don't have a noticeable smell when hard boiling, while store bought commercially produced eggs do? Is that just a function of freshness?

    I haven't eaten an egg that was over a week old since last fall. Hardboiled one today that came in a meal kit for the dogs (since I'm only eating our fresh ones!!!!) and I noticed it had a really off putting eggy smell. Not bad or anything, just "eggy"....
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    I really can't remember what commercial eggs taste like. I did buy one of those prepackaged hard boiled eggs a while back for a snack and couldn't even eat it. The smell and taste was just weird, and I thought maybe because it was boiled and packaged, but maybe it was a commercial egg thing.
     
  3. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The texture was gross too, white was much squishier. I am soooooo grateful for my chickens!
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    My MIL buys those pre-packaged HB eggs, and she buys egg beaters, even though I offer her fresh eggs. And I've told her about the better nutrient values of home fresh eggs, but... she can't be bothered to actually cook an egg. [​IMG]
     
  5. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it that hard to 1) boil water 2) put in egg 3) peel egg? And who'd pass up free, fresh eggs?
     
  6. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People are weeeeeweiiiirrrdddd. My mother thinks the store bought ones are somehow cleaner and better. She'd rather eat a bug than an egg from one of my chickens. Oh well, more for me and my friends/family that appreciate them!!
     
  7. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is so much work to fry up or scramble or hard boil an egg or two, that I only do it five days a week. Saturday morning is left over pizza and Sunday is pancakes. :) GC
     
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  8. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I got you beat. I have an egg almost every single morning, along with perhaps an english muffin with home made jam, and some home made salsa on the egg. I'm spoiled, I tell you!
     
  9. burkechicken

    burkechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 eggs every morning and then 2 hand boiled for break at 9:30 love it
     
  10. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    I really need a salsa / pico garden. I'm too neglectful with plants though :(
     

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