do blue/green eggs taste good

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mr.mc., May 22, 2011.

  1. mr.mc.

    mr.mc. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im thinking about getting araucana chickens [​IMG]
    & i want to know if the eggs are good [​IMG]
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Hi, welcome to BYC.

    The color of egg shells may vary, but inside they're all the same. The only difference you might notice is dependent upon the hen's diet, not the shell color.
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shell color has absolutely no effect on flavor. People sometimes thinks it does -- this is mainly due to the fact that brown eggs were not as commonly produced in commercial operations, and were mainly produced by smaller, specialty operations that were more likely to allow hens to free range, feed better quality food, that sort of thing, as opposed to the batter operations of a half million or more hens producing white eggs for the mass market on the cheapest diet possible under poor conditions -- bad conditions means poor quality eggs, which is reflected in the flavor.

    What does affect flavor are the factors I alluded to above -- quality of life issues like access to sunlight, proper diet with an assortment of foods, ability to roam around a bit.

    Any chicken you raise under more natural conditions will have a better tasting egg.

    Finally, the commercial feed also makes a bit of a difference. Some people feel that birds raised on vegetable based feeds or natural feeds tend to produce eggs that taste better. I know quite a few people have commented that they like the flavor that Purina's line of all natural feeds produces. I think Purina calls it their "Sunfresh" line or something to that effect. I've bought it, but my regular feed store doesn't carry it, I have to go about 15-20 miles on a special trip, so don't go to that store, a TSC location, very often.
     
  4. mr.mc.

    mr.mc. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    but some peeps say brown eggs are better & better for you than white eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. sophiejw

    sophiejw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've wanted a blue egg layer for ages, had to hatch 4 lots of eggs out before I finally got a blue egg laying hen (Old Cotswold Legbar). Was so excited to eat a blue egg, had it boiled with some others - and I didn't like it! I thought it had a different texture to the others. I've heard of other people saying they taste different- maybe a blind taste test is needed [​IMG]
     
  6. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a variety of eggs for my basket, and the blue , pink, and green taste the same as my brown or white ones. I feed them all the same and they get to free range every day, so they takst alike.
     
  7. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have plenty of people who say my EE eggs are the best they have had. And its alway cool to crack open a blue/green egg
     
  8. TinyLittleFarm

    TinyLittleFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mr.mc. :

    but some peeps say brown eggs are better & better for you than white eggs. [​IMG]

    This is because as Denninmi said, white eggs usually come from the supermarket. Supermarket eggs come from hens who live in battery cages and have poor nutrition. Brown egg laying hens are not used in the batterys, so when you get brown eggs they are almost always from a smaller producer (such as us BYC peeps).

    You could take any brown egg laying hen and put her in the factory egg setting and her eggs would still be brown, but they would also be the poor quality eggs you find in the supermarket for a buck a dozen. Similarly, you could take a white egg laying hen from the factory, put her in my backyard, and in a short time we would have fantastic high quality white shelled eggs.

    Shell color makes absolutely no difference. It's all about diet and quality of life. [​IMG]
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:This is because as Denninmi said, white eggs usually come from the supermarket. Supermarket eggs come from hens who live in battery cages and have poor nutrition. Brown egg laying hens are not used in the batterys, so when you get brown eggs they are almost always from a smaller producer (such as us BYC peeps).

    You could take any brown egg laying hen and put her in the factory egg setting and her eggs would still be brown, but they would also be the poor quality eggs you find in the supermarket for a buck a dozen. Similarly, you could take a white egg laying hen from the factory, put her in my backyard, and in a short time we would have fantastic high quality white shelled eggs.

    Shell color makes absolutely no difference. It's all about diet and quality of life. [​IMG]

    Thank you, I couldn't figure out how to explain it, you did splendidly! [​IMG]
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My Coop
    I am Sam

    I am Sam
    Sam I am

    That Sam-I-am
    That Sam-I-am!
    I do not like
    that Sam-I-am

    Do you like
    green eggs and ham

    I do not like them,
    Sam-I-am.
    I do not like
    green eggs and ham.

    Would you like them
    Here or there?

    I would not like them
    here or there.
    I would not like them
    anywhere.
    I do not like
    green eggs and ham.
    I do not like them,
    Sam-I-am

    Would you like them
    in a house?
    Would you like them
    with a mouse?

    I do not like them
    in a house.
    I do not like them
    with a mouse.
    I do not like them
    here or there.
    I do not like them
    anywhere.
    I do not like green eggs and ham.
    I do not like them, Sam-I-am.


    Would you eat them
    in a box?
    Would you eat them
    with a fox?

    Not in a box.
    Not with a fox.
    Not in a house.
    Not with a mouse.
    I would not eat them here or there.
    I would not eat them anywhere.
    I would not eat green eggs and ham.
    I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

    Would you? Could you?
    in a car?
    Eat them! Eat them!
    Here they are.

    I would not ,
    could not,
    in a car

    You may like them.
    You will see.
    You may like them
    in a tree?
    d not in a tree.
    I would not, could not in a tree.
    Not in a car! You let me be.

    I do not like them in a box.
    I do not like them with a fox
    I do not like them in a house
    I do mot like them with a mouse
    I do not like them here or there.
    I do not like them anywhere.
    I do not like green eggs and ham.
    I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

    A train! A train!
    A train! A train!
    Could you, would you
    on a train?

    Not on a train! Not in a tree!
    Not in a car! Sam! Let me be!
    I would not, could not, in a box.
    I could not, would not, with a fox.
    I will not eat them with a mouse
    I will not eat them in a house.
    I will not eat them here or there.
    I will not eat them anywhere.
    I do not like them, Sam-I-am.


    Say!
    In the dark?
    Here in the dark!
    Would you, could you, in the dark?

    I would not, could not,
    in the dark.

    Would you, could you,
    in the rain?

    I would not, could not, in the rain.
    Not in the dark. Not on a train,
    Not in a car, Not in a tree.
    I do not like them, Sam, you see.
    Not in a house. Not in a box.
    Not with a mouse. Not with a fox.
    I will not eat them here or there.
    I do not like them anywhere!

    You do not like
    green eggs and ham?

    I do not
    like them,
    Sam-I-am.

    Could you, would you,
    with a goat?

    I would not,
    could not.
    with a goat!

    Would you, could you,
    on a boat?

    I could not, would not, on a boat.
    I will not, will not, with a goat.
    I will not eat them in the rain.
    I will not eat them on a train.
    Not in the dark! Not in a tree!
    Not in a car! You let me be!
    I do not like them in a box.
    I do not like them with a fox.
    I will not eat them in a house.
    I do not like them with a mouse.
    I do not like them here or there.
    I do not like them ANYWHERE!

    I do not like
    green eggs
    and ham!

    I do not like them,
    Sam-I-am.

    You do not like them.
    SO you say.
    Try them! Try them!
    And you may.
    Try them and you may I say.

    Sam!
    If you will let me be,
    I will try them.
    You will see.

    Say!
    I like green eggs and ham!
    I do!! I like them, Sam-I-am!
    And I would eat them in a boat!
    And I would eat them with a goat...
    And I will eat them in the rain.
    And in the dark. And on a train.
    And in a car. And in a tree.
    They are so good so good you see!

    So I will eat them in a box.
    And I will eat them with a fox.
    And I will eat them in a house.
    And I will eat them with a mouse.
    And I will eat them here and there.
    Say! I will eat them ANYWHERE!

    I do so like
    green eggs and ham!
    Thank you!
    Thank you,
    Sam-I-am
     

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