Dh says eggs smell like manure when cooked, but the shells are clean?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mothersin2ition, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am trying to figure out what the problem is. My dh swears that our eggs stink when he cooks them- like chicken poop. And its not the shells, he says, its the eggs themselves. Has anyone else noticed a funky smell with their fresh eggs? I honestly haven't noticed, but I dont eat them very often, and Dh has them almost every morning.
     
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
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    Never noticed this and we bake with eggs every day except Sunday. And we eat eggs every day.
     
  3. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only thing I can think of is what are they eating? sometimes strong smells in the diet can transfer to the egg.
     
  4. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They get the standard layer's feed, with oyster shell on demand, and they are free-range chickens. They have access to our mint fields, and the rest of the property. The only thing I can think of is, they love to scratch and dig around in the compost pile- wonder if they're eating something nasty there?
     
  5. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Quote:Ours as constantly being chased out of the compost.... you aren't putting stuff in there that you shouldn't are you? No cat or dog droppings, no animal meats or fats, no dairy....?
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Is Dh a city boy? Fresh eggs smell fresh and good but to some people it is
    "different" and they may consider if bad or gross.
     
  7. FarmGirlNC

    FarmGirlNC Out Of The Brooder

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    I have only had that with eggs that were too old- if the birds themselves are sick that can cause eggs to go off as well... on the other hands, when I take certain medications smells and tastes can be enhanced/changed etc. so that could be another reason the eggs smell strange to him. Good luck!
     
  8. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, mostly grass clippings, kitchen veggie/fruit scraps and plant trimmings etc.
    Definitely no animal droppings..........
    OH WAIT! There are......the shavings/manure from *their* coop and droppings/wood pellets from the rabbits hutch!!!!
    [​IMG] Duh!!
    I wonder if this is contributing to the problem, if not totally responsible for it.
    Guess I will have to construct a new compost bin asap!
     
  9. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its the stuff in the compost bin that is causing this strange ordor need to block them off from it and your egg smell problem will be gone..
     
  10. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Quote:The chicken and rabbit droppings SHOULD go into the compost heap. Although, I actually think that rabbit droppings can go directly into the garden......
    These would not be contributing to the the manure smell your hubby is complaining about.

    NO Cat Droppings
    NO Dog Droppings
    No Animal FATS
    No Animal MEATS
    No Dairy

    Chicken poo OKAY
    Rabbit poo OKAY
     
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