Egg Whites versus Yolks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AllChookUp, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    In an increased effort to eat better (and because I have SO many eggs), I have started making egg-white only omelettes.

    Is there anything wrong with cooking up the remaining egg yolks only and feeding them to the chickens?

    I wouldn't think so, but thought I should check with the experts.

    Waste not, want not.
     
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Have you gone HOLLYWOOD? Only people in magazines eat (or claim to eat) eggwhite only omelettes. Wow, you've got a strong stomach, or do you close your eyes?

    BUT, never mind the harassment, to answer your question, cook those yolks up and feed 'em to the girls and Hank. Especially in winter, they could use the extra fat I think.

    Or you could save them for custards. Hmmm, I've got a yeast bread recipe that uses a bunch of egg yolks. Oh wait, you wanted to avoid eating the yolks. Never mind.
     
  3. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    Mmmmmm. Custard.

    Dang, that's swerving me the OTHER way. I'm trying to eat well, remember?
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2008
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I'd think eating the yolk would be eating well. That's where all the vitamins, minerals, and essentials are for forming an entire baby chick. The whites are just like water and protein to hold it together. Mom says an egg has all you need in it to survive, even the salt and sugar. At least that's my english interpretation of what she says.

    Just hard boil and eat whole that way.
     
  5. Buff Hooligans

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  6. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lately I've been eating three eggs (either scrambled or as an omlette,) and taking two of the yolks out. You still get the normal color, and it tastes virtually the same, but much healthier.
     

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