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Does table scraps affect how your eggs taste?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by treeowl, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. treeowl

    treeowl In the Brooder

    Sep 14, 2009
    If you feed table scraps to your chickens will it have an affect on how your eggs will taste?

  2. wombat

    wombat Songster

    Jun 23, 2009
    It depends on the scraps ... things like garlic and asparagus can affect egg flavor.
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I honestly wouldn't know if it did.
    I use eggs oldest first, so it's been a few days since they were laid and um....I can't remember exactly what was a table scrap 3-5 days ago. It's not exactly high on my priority list [​IMG]
  4. CHIC

    CHIC Songster

    Aug 18, 2009
    Just stay away from feeding them anything that has a really strong taste or odor like garlic or onions. They can affect the taste of the eggs. If you think it tastes or smells strong, don't give it to the chickens.
  5. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Songster

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    They eat anything and everything. I don't notice an 'off' taste. Have you ever 'accidently' eaten a bug?? I have and they are BITTER!!! As much bugs as my chooks eat, my eggs don't taste bitter. [​IMG]

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