Hello from the ark la tex

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by smurphyman, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. smurphyman

    smurphyman New Egg

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    New member here, saying howdy... Looking forward to reading good discussions here about my new chickens
    Go Deplorable's Go!!
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, smurphyman, and :welcome. Happy you joined our community! Tell us about your flock. :)
     
  4. smurphyman

    smurphyman New Egg

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    Hey y'all ... My flock consist of 10 Wyendottes and 3 blue Dominiques they just started laying eggs , I'm getting 4 eggs a day now... But not real happy with the taste of eggs yet... Not sure why?
    I own a few horses and raise blue berries and grapes on 21 acres in Cass County Texas
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    What about the taste is it you are noticing? A lot of folks find the taste somewhat offputting if they are accustomed to the flavor (or lack thereof) of commercially produced eggs from the grocery store - similar to how the taste of home-grown chicken can seem bad to someone used to commercially produced chicken meat. It can also be dietary - certain things being eaten in excess can cause a flavor to pass into the eggs produced by the hen...fish, for example, is a great source or protein and one that many folks like to offer their flock, but some report a fishy taste in eggs that are coming from birds who have been fed excessive amounts of fish. I have fed fish to my flocks and never had this experience, but tend to feed things in moderation so that may be why.
     
  6. smurphyman

    smurphyman New Egg

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    Yes I totally agree with everything you said .... I'm just in the beginning of sorting out what's taking place and with all my other projects will continue to focus on it
    I like the idea of organic non GMO everything, and will probably start to mix my own blend soon , right now it's tractor supply organic ... Over priced feed mixed with Texas natural feed blend organic feed
    They love strawberry tops & blueberrys I'm sure it will work out in the end ... Thanks for the comment and info , I enjoy reading comments from folks to lead me to where I need to go
    Stay frosty y'all
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. BantamFan4Life

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hi there, welcome to Backyard chickens!! What color Wyandottes do you have? I have the Golden and Silver. I hope you enjoy BYC!
     
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

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