Eggs taste like dirt?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by boogins, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. boogins

    boogins Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 hens that have been laying for about a month. I feed them layer chicken crumble, chicken scratch, and oyster shells. Occasionally I give them millworm as a treat. My husband made breakfast this morning and complained that he thought our eggs taste like dirt. Is it that because they are fresh and they taste "organic" or is there something wrong with their diet?
     
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  2. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What Brand are you feeding them?
     
  3. boogins

    boogins Out Of The Brooder

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    Atwoods
     
  4. boogins

    boogins Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh and they run free in the backyard eating bugs and plants all day too.
     
  5. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't find any info on their feed from their website.
     
  6. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe he's just used to tasteless store eggs.
     
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  7. jmaultsby

    jmaultsby New Egg

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    Same issue. Like eating a spoon of dirt.SOLUTION: I discovered that if I wash them with dish soap and buff dry, there is no dirt taste. I believe I was not washing them well enough and it was residual bloom. I am an excellent egg cracker, so I didn't always wash them well prior to use. That was the mistake.
     

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