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Fish Meal and egg taste

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by odysseychicken, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. odysseychicken

    odysseychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    The organic, soy free grower feed I use has fish meal for protein. I will soon be switching to a layer feed. I want to use the same brand. I have read that fish meal can make the eggs taste bad. My question is for those who use feeds with fish meal. Do you notice any "off" taste in your eggs?

    Thanks.
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, do you know what % of the feed is fish meal if it is just a little there will probably be no taste, just like the garlic thing when fed min low amounts it usually doesn't affect the taste
     
  3. animalgrl

    animalgrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think a lot of foods have fish meal in them. I'm pretty sure the one I use has it, and I don't notice any weird taste to the eggs. Like Chicklover 1998 said, you may depend on the percentage, but I;m guessing the feed company probably considers that when they formulate the food.
     
  4. odysseychicken

    odysseychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply. I was sort of thinking the same thing. If it made for bad tasting eggs the brand would not last too long. I am not sure what the percentage is. Here is the info from their website:

    Analysis: Crude protein, minimum - 17.00%. Lysine, minimum - 0.9%. Methionine, minimum - 0.25%. Crude fat, minimum - 3.00%. Crude fiber, maximum - 6.00%. Calcium, minimum - 3.5%. Calcium, maximum - 4.5% Phosphorous, minimum - 0.8%. Salt, minimum - 0.45%. Salt, maximum - 0.95%.

    Ingredients: Organic Field Peas, Organic Corn, Organic Oats, Organic Wheat, Calcium Carbonate, Fish Meal, Organic Alfalfa Meal, Organic Flaxseed, Sodium Silico Aluminate, Dried Organic Kelp, Active Dry Yeast, Organic Sun- flower Oil, Monocalcium Phosphate, Salt, DL Methionine, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Menadione Dimenthylpyrimidinol Bisulfite, Riboflavin Supplement, D-Calcium Pan- tothenic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Vitamin B12 Sup- plement, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Organic Vegetable Oil, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermen- tation Extract, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation product, Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation product, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation product, Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast and the media on which it was grown, consisting of organic hominy feed, organic ground corn, organic wheat middlings, and organic sugarcane molasses.
     
  5. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you shouldn't have any trouble with taste as per the eggs
     

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