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Do you prefer one layer's egg over another?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Equest94, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. Equest94

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    I have one EE X Sultan hen and two red sex-link hens. Although I would take a fresh egg over a store bought egg any day (people laugh and me and tell me there's no difference in taste b/w fresh and bought...but THERE IS!!! [​IMG]), I do look forward to eggs from my EE mix especially more. Her eggs are much smaller than my sex-links but man, those eggs are hardy little things and they seem to sit a bit better. I love fried eggs (over-easy) for breakfast and I noticed when cracking them into the pan, my EE mix's eggs seem to be more thick and the sex links seem a bit more thin and the egg-whites seem a tad "watery" (it tends to spread thin covering the whole surface of the pan). Of course the sex-link's eggs seem better for cooking (pies, cakes, cookies...etc).

    I don't know, maybe I am just a bit biased because I like my EE more.... [​IMG]


    Does anyone else notice a difference between their laying hens [of different breeds]? Which egg is better?
    (is there really a difference or am I starting to loose my mind? lol)
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Wish I could give an opinion, but I only have one girl laying right now. I have to say though, there is definitely a taste difference between home-grown fresh eggs and store bought ones.
     
  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Quote:Same here!
     
  4. jenniescholl

    jenniescholl In the Brooder

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    Does anyone else notice a difference between their laying hens [of different breeds]? Which egg is better?
    (is there really a difference or am I starting to loose my mind? lol

    Oh, I absolutely notice a difference!!! I have 4 laying girls- an EE, Light Brahma, and 2 NH Reds. The EE's eggs are DEFINITELY my favorite! I love the color (beautiful light blue) and they are much tastier. Like you, I reserve her eggs for the frying pan where the kids and I can enjoy the full, rich flavor. [​IMG] I have noticed the brown eggs are a little more bland tasting- but still way better than store-bought eggs. This is my first flock ever and my girls have only been laying since 8/20- and I've got 14 more that have yet to lay!

    Enjoy those tasty eggs! BTW, that awesome egg flavor has made me wish I had gotten more EE or Ameraucana chicks in March! Oh well, there's always next spring!
     
  5. jenniescholl

    jenniescholl In the Brooder

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    Ooops- the start of my last post was supposed to be a quote...still learning this!

    Jen
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Watery egg whites are a sign of previous illness such as Infectious Bronchitis.
     
  7. Equest94

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    Quote:Well, I'm not sure how to describe it. They're not really that watery, so to speak, I just used that for lack of a better word...they're just a bit "looser" and not as thick as my EE's. My EE's eggs have a very thick shell, very hardy yolk, and thick whites...

    My sex-link hens don't appear sick (no visible sign); they seem to be a very lively bunch, they eat well and I have all the supplements out for them to free choice from; however, unlike my other chickens, I haven't raised them, I got from a neighbor as already gown and proven layers, so their past medical history is unknown to me... [​IMG]


    If by chance they did have IB...can they still be contagious? How "watery" is an egg white from an infected/previous infected hen? How long does the "watery-ness" last? Are the eggs still ok to eat?
     
  8. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I do like the consistancy of my silkie's eggs. As tiny as they are, they are VERY tasty. My neighbor gave us some RIR eggs when we moved here, and I don't remember them being so thick. I also think the shell on my chicken's eggs seem thicker...

    *Cuss* my daughter and I just collected today's lay and then came in where she flung it against the wall!!!! OMG! I was having a cow.

    It was a loud THUNK and then bounced back to me... it had one tiny divet and a hair line crack. MAN that sucker is strong.... I'm going to fry it up into a sandwich now she's in bed thinking about what she's done. No egg for her breakfast tomorrow!
     
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  9. Momo

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    I have EE pullets that have recently started laying. I also have three sex-link hens belonging to my neighbour who are living in my coop for safekeeping while she makes hers more predator proof. I don't much care for the sex-links' eggs; they seem fluffier and with less consistency and I don't particularly like the flavour. On the other hand, the EE eggs are wonderful. I wonder if it's it a breed thing, or is it because the other hens are two years old? Does the taste of the eggs change as the hens age?
     

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