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Fish smelling eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by team_realtree, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. team_realtree

    team_realtree Songster

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    When I cook the eggs from my rhode island reds they smell faintly fishy? They don't taste fishy they just smell it when they are cooking. Does anyone know why?
     

  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    I have no idea. Are you feeding oyster shells? I don't know if that would do it or not, but it's the only thing I can think of.
     
  3. team_realtree

    team_realtree Songster

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    no [​IMG]
     
  4. carrlr

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    Hmmm...does your feed happen to have fishmeal in it? Could you be storing them in a refriderator that has a fishy smell?
     
  5. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Crowing

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    Too much flax can make them taste fishy also, but don't know since it's just the smell.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I give mine salmon to eat once a week and I've never smelled anything fishy.

    Perhaps your RIRs have more Omega III in them. Healthy!
     
  7. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

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    Funny you should metion this..I boiled about 4 eggs for breakfast one day this week and 3 of them were good, but one smelled fishy so I threw it out. I love fish, but hate the smell of fresh fish...
     

  8. team_realtree

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    They eat wild grass and get tractor supply "rolling acres" layer feed. Thats it. I want to give eggs away to people but not if they smell like salmon when they are cooking. I know they are fresh but most people would smell that and throw them away. [​IMG] Finally eggs and now this!
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2010
  9. sheaviance1

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