egg oranges

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TonysChickens, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. TonysChickens

    TonysChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ever have your egg "whites" turn yellow/orange when you cook it? Well mine did! They're not egg whites anymore, they're egg oranges.

    Here it is:

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    Those are egg WHITES turning YELLOW. There are only 4 eggs in that pan and all of the yolks are still whole.

    I think I know what turned them yellow. I've been feeding them the oranges that has been dropping from my tree. I cut them in half and stick it in the cage for them to eat and they eat it all up.

    I cooked one of the older eggs before I started feeding much oranges, and their whites did not turn yellow. Only the new ones turned yellow.

    As for the treat chart saying dont feed citrus, I think citrus is fine, they just dont like to eat the peel.
     
  2. I have no idea
     
  3. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they have a "citrus" flavor? ;-)
     
  4. TonysChickens

    TonysChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The garlic salt I put in drowned out any citrus flavor if it did. Couldnt tell any citrus flavor in it.
     
  5. OwensMom

    OwensMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tony, do not feed your chickens garlic salt. Chickens are sensitive to salt and can overodse quickly on salt. garlic powder is fine(no salt in it) and I use it all the time. Interesting color of eggs!!
     
  6. melodie_a

    melodie_a Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe he put garlic salt on the eggs he was cooking for himself which is why he wouldn't be able to taste any citrus flavor. I don't believe he said he fed garlic salt to the chickens.
     
  7. OwensMom

    OwensMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry,my mistake!!
     
  8. TonysChickens

    TonysChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes the garlic salt is in the fried egg, not fed to the chickens :)
    I just got a double yolker earlier yay!
     
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  9. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious, what breed of chickens?
     
  10. TonysChickens

    TonysChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BO, EE, BLRW, and a mutt of unknown parents.
     

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