Everyone Keeps Getting Sick! Is it the eggs?!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Picky Chicky, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 22, 2008
    Holly Grove, VA
    I'll be the first to admit that I have not been successful at getting past the mental block on eating my girl's eggs. I'll still do it, and use them for baking, but my stomach just turns at the idea. After eating them I always end up feeling kind of "pukey". I just chalked it up to the mental block.

    I've been begging my friends and family to take the extras we have on hand (like 4 cartons worth), and they're always eager to do so.

    It really is starting to worry me though because everyone has admitted to having stomach issues not long after eating the eggs.

    Is it possible that the layers feed I'm giving them is causing this? Is the deep litter method I have been using for the winter causing it? I'm at a complete loss. [​IMG]

    Anyone with suggestions? Do fresh eggs just wreck havoc on digestive systems??
  2. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    West Central Illinois
    Do you all have issues with eating the eggs? A "mental block"? We have eaten our fresh eggs for years and never had stomach issues. I doubt it is the feed.
  3. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    When our family started eating our own fresh eggs we had digestive issues. Gas, bloating that kinda thing. After a bit it all went away. I think our systems were so use to eating those store bought processed eggs with no nutrients that once we started eating our own rich nutrient eggs it was a shock. We have no "mental block" about eating our eggs either.
  4. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 22, 2008
    Holly Grove, VA
    I chalk up the mental block for being raised as a city girl. lol [​IMG]

    When it was just DH and myself having the digestive issues, I figured we were both just over-spoiled (if you want to call it that) on the store bought eggs. When my neighbors claimed of having similiar issues I started getting pretty nervous. In all fairness, I'm thinking they were used to the store bought eggs too.

    I've noticed that when I bake with the eggs, we all seem fine - or at least the digestive issues aren't near as severe when eating them scrambled or fried.

    A side thought... I never wash the eggs until I get ready to crack them. When I get them from the coop, I'll wipe them off with a paper towel if they're dirty, but I don't wash them. That wouldn't cause a problem would it?

    I feel like such a newbie. [​IMG]
  5. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Franklin, NC
    If you watched a video of how the store bought eggs are retrieved you would have a mental block about eating those!
    Yours are much more nutrient dense. You will get used to it, think of it as a joy and you are providing the best for your family!
    Good Luck! I had a difficult time eating our first steer, but I became a country girl and got over it![​IMG]
  6. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2007
    Quote:Hmmm, I am by no means an expert, but I have to wonder about this method. Particularly if some folks are not feeling well after consuming these eggs. In all fairness, I LOVE eggs (fried over-medium with toast dipped into the yolk), but always get a bit queasy afterwards wether the eggs are fresh or store-bought. No problems with scrambled, etc.

    I ALWAYS rinse my eggs when they come in the kitchen from the hen house. Mostly because I have a 'thing' about chicken p**p in the fridge, but also because the shells are porous.

    Any eggs a broody may hatch would not be rinsed so as to not remove the protective natural covering on the egg, p**p or no.

    That being said, if it wouldn't affect a developing chick, would it really have any affect on the 'for food purposes' egg?

    Would the fecal matter not be absorbed through the shell to some degree over time? I don't know the answer.

    I'm curious to hear what others think about this.
  7. chiknlady

    chiknlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2008
    SE PA
    I have heard sometimes people having a problem--but I thought they may just have a slight egg allergy or sensitivity--for the most part now--most of those I have gotten to try the eggs are converts and don't want to eat store bought any more...I personally love my girls eggs and like it when I actually can save some for us to eat rather than sell/share...
  8. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky
    Check around, find someone else with fresh eggs. Buy a dozen of their's and eat them. If you feel funky, then chalk it up to a mental block or "too much" nutrition.
  9. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm still new here.. but if I were having an upset tummy.. and then my NEIGHBORS and friends TOO got an upset tummy... I would DEFINITELY start with trying a new feed!
  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I rinse all my eggs in hot/warm water. Someone posted a link here for me, not sure if I can find it. BUT it said to wash your eggs before storing them. I *think* it said to make sure the water was 20 degrees higher than the temp of the egg. Cold water makes them suck the bacteria in, can't think just leaving the poop is OK. I will go look for the link...

    got it!
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2009

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