feed/taste of eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cracked_egg, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. cracked_egg

    cracked_egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if anyone has noticed what they're feeding affecting the taste of the eggs? So if you feed more "feed" then it will taste more like that feed, and if they free range it will just taste more like "farm fresh eggs" (no one steady staple in diet)... I'm asking because I was thinking my lake could really use to cull some fissh, and I thought the chickens would like the treat when they're older, but I wouldn't want their eggs to start tasting "fishy". Nasty! Lol.. Any exp. With this guys?
     
  2. KellyandKatie

    KellyandKatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that if the birds eat onions or garlic that the eggs may have a flavor- but have not observed it personally
    that is a good question though
     
  3. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed mine fish scraps a lot. I also feed them raw garlic about once a week. The eggs taste great and have orange yolks.
     
  4. WhetzelMomma

    WhetzelMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed my chickens left overs a lot. (whatever the kids didn't clean off their plates that can't go in the worm bin or the compost pile) there's fish, garlic, you name it. Haven't noticed a flavor change, but they don't get a LOT of left overs either.
     
  5. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed my birds...chicken...& my eggs tastes like...CHICKENS![​IMG]
     
  6. cracked_egg

    cracked_egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys! Maybe we should study this? I have had eggs that I thought tasted like a feed rather than "eggs" but it doesn't happen often.... I wish mine were laying already... I'm starting to wonder if I can't buy two pullets and squeeze them in somewhere. Lol. Crazy chicken lady!!!
     
  7. Jody

    Jody Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fed my hens a can of sardines in oil once. The next day, the new poops in the coop stunk horribly, and the eggs were awful. I'll never do that again.
     
  8. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All kiddin' aside, I'm right with you cracked-egg...eagerly awaitin' my birds' first egss...YUM!!!
     

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