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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by caliclucker, May 2, 2011.

  1. caliclucker

    caliclucker In the Brooder

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    Will different types of plants change the taste of eggs?
     

  2. DancingHen

    DancingHen Songster

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    I am not sure about most plants, but I know that if your hens eat onions or garlic that flavor can be transferred to the eggs. But eating greens in their diet helps egg yolks be richer colored with a lower level of cholesterol.[​IMG] I think very strong flavored or spiced food of any type can potentially affect the flavor of the eggs.
     
  3. snowflake

    snowflake Crowing

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    Garlic can flavor the eggs I gave my son some eggs one day and he called and said some thing is wrong with thees eggs they taste like garlic [​IMG]
     
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  4. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Songster

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    MOst greens just make for better eggs but it takes very strong flavors to come trhough in eggs. I tried feeding my chickens jalepenos, onion and tamotoes to see if I could make salsa eggs. No luck [​IMG]
     
  5. hannakat

    hannakat Songster

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    Mine turn their beaks up at onions and garlic. They eat just about everything else, including stink bugs, with no change in flavor. [​IMG]
     
  6. 1shelby1

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    ...waiting to see if mint will be a flavor factor
    I 've planted a few sprigs-but you know mint!Heard that rodents don't like it though...
    Anybody have 'minty' eggs?
     
  7. tiffanyg2

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    I am shocked no one considered chocolate, or maybe a little coffee? heehee [​IMG]
     

  8. Daphne16

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    Quote:I asked that a few weeks ago and was told mint does not change the eggs taste.
     
  9. caliclucker

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    I was wondering because my girls have been eating a lot of mustard greens lately. Good to know.
     

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