Feeding scraps

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by andbab, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. andbab

    andbab Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've read on here that some people feed their chickens leftovers and kitchen scraps. Does this change the flavor of the egg?
  2. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2007
    I feed my chickens fruit, vegetable and grain scraps. They say to avoid strong flavored foods as they might affect egg flavor. So try to avoid garlic, onions and the like. I'm currently living in South America and the eggs here are awful tasting, I believe they use a lot of fish meal in the feed as the eggs have a distinct fishy taste.
  3. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    SE Iowa
    I give my chickens all type of table scraps and alot of garden veggies during the summer. And no it will affect the taste of your eggs, as far as I can tell.
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Though I've read of people feeding tuna fish and other seafood I wondered the same thing myself.
    Then I read an article in Backyard Poultry magazine about how too much fish in the diet gives duck eggs a fishy flavor, so I've decided to avoid it.
    My chickens do get table scraps, but I avoid the strongly flavored things like onions and garlic.

    REELDOC Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 18, 2008
    Triad, North Carolina
    My 6 hens stripped a full turkey carcass to bare bone after the last Christmas dinner [​IMG]
  6. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    Wasilla, Alaska
    I gave mine a ham bone they about jumped outta thei feathers for it!!!! I think it took them about 5 minutes to clean it. I give mine scraps but it seems like the more often I give them scraps the more often the dont eat thier chicken food and stop laying if I dont give them scraps for some reason!

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