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fishy eggs- and people want to buy- what do i do?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TeamChaos, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Songster

    Nov 8, 2009
    I'm new to chickens and my girls have been laying up a storm, word got out and I have folks that would like to buy some eggs- yay! I feed my girls kitchen scraps and occasionally they get treats like sardines and salmon leftovers. Last week my husband had a "fishy egg" and now I'm worried that I'll sell someone a fishy egg. Do I just warn them ahead of time or just wait to sell anymore until I'm certain the eggs are "fish free"? I was foolish and didn't keep track of when I fed the fish, but I will do that in the future.

  2. wsdareme

    wsdareme Songster

    Mar 9, 2010
    Yelm, WA
    If you're going to be selling your eggs, don't feed your hens anything that will "flavor" the eggs. If I bought eggs that tasted fishy, I sure wouldn't buy from that source again. I believe there is a list somewhere on this site about foods that will cause the eggs to taste other than a fresh egg should.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I sell my extra eggs. I don't feed my hens anything that I feel may give their eggs an unpleasant taste - fish, onions or garlic. I don't know for sure that these things will have an impact on the eggs; I mainly go by what I know can give milk an unpleasant taste if consumed by cows.
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  5. woodmort

    woodmort Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    Stop feeding the fish! Even if it isn't much what I suspect is happening is that one or two of the dominate hens is getting most of it so it's flavoring their eggs.

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