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First eggs! Normal?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by whiplashranch, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. whiplashranch

    whiplashranch New Egg

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    Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum and live in Oklahoma. Been getting fresh eggs from a friend for years and finally got chicks this spring. Have several breeds (Reds, Polish, Silkie, Houdan, Cochin, etc) some standard, some bantam. Reds are just now 4 months old and got our first eggs 2 days ago! So thrilled and so excited. But......scrambled them up and they taste like chicken? The ones I got from my friend never did but these taste just like chicken meat? Any ideas or tips would be great. They are fed a 16% crumble with occasional frozen fruit treats. They are in the coop all night and turned out on grass in fenced yard all day. I am so in love with them :) They are wonderful!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Maybe it's the feed they are eating. I think birds at point of lay and beyond should be on layer feed which gives them calcium. Just wondering if you were blindfolded and had a fresh hen's egg and one from the grocery store- if you could tell which was which.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    :welcome
     
  4. whiplashranch

    whiplashranch New Egg

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    I agree that a feed switch is in my future. That's the first thing I thought of but couldn't find anything online about eggs actually tasting like chicken lol. I could REALLY tell, to the point I didn't eat more than 2 bites. It was strong? There's worse things they could taste like I guess :)
     
  5. whiplashranch

    whiplashranch New Egg

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    Thanks Happy Houdan! I've seen your screen name before when I was browsing and actually think of your name often......my rooster is a Houdan called Boudan the Houdan ! I LOVE him, he's the coolest!
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, whiplashranch, and a belated [​IMG]! Great to have you with us!
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I would switch feeds and see if that makes a difference. Good luck to you.
     
  9. channyx904

    channyx904 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome.!! Mine just layed her first egg today. She's been on layer fees for the past 3 weeks... i dont know how it tastes yet. I want my lil 5 yrold to get home to see it first before we cook it up lol.ill fill ya in.
     
  10. whiplashranch

    whiplashranch New Egg

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    Yes Channyx904, please keep me posted. I got some new feed yesterday and added some cracked corn to their diet too. Hopefully that will help! Thanks everyone for the hellos and welcome messages! Very glad to be a member!

    Does anyone think it's possible that the egg could've had that "chicken" taste because it wasn't fresh? I know they don't have to be refrigerated but it's been over 100 here lately and two of the eggs (we cooked 3 that night) were found in the smaller coop that I hadn't been checking regularly (younger chickens stay in there at night but they all free range in the daytime with the coop doors open).
     

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