Effect of diet on egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by :D, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. :D

    :D Hatching

    Apr 18, 2008
    I have heard that changing the diet of your hens effects the taste and colour of their eggs. Is that true? and how long after a diet change would you notice a difference in their eggs?
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * I have noticed changes in Miss Chook's eggs by the third egg after a change usually. Ed: Hers are white, though, so that's only size, shell thickness, albumin density, yolk color/density, shell texture, and egg taste.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2008
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I have read that it could be days up to one week before you will notice. I noticed a big change in my eggs when I had to quarantine 2 of my hens for 30 days.
  4. plfreitag

    plfreitag In the Brooder

    Jun 28, 2007
    wright city mo
    Garlic and onions can give the eggs a nasty taste. If you give the girls leafy green stuff and plenty of veggies the yolks will be a nice golden color instead of pale yellow. Mine like cukes, zucchini, strawberries, yogurt, cottage cheese, potatoes (especially baked and then let to cool on a cold day), malt o meal, cream of wheat, or oatmeal in the winter, fresh dandelion greens, cabbage, tomatoes, squash, bananas, and about anything else I will feed them.

    Trisha in MO
  5. :D

    :D Hatching

    Apr 18, 2008
    Thank-you all so much. [​IMG]

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