is it true that what a hen eats will effect her quality of eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MrViskers, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. MrViskers

    MrViskers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hear that depending on a hen's diet her eggs come out different say if she lacks calcium the shell of the egg is poor and if a free range hen eats wild grass and insects the yolk is more rich in vitamins that is either good for human food or for hatching.
     
  2. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
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    ABSOLUTELY TRUE!!!
    Compare a store bought egg produced by a hen in an over crowed hatchery/facility to an egg from a chicken that is free ranged, farm raised.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2012
  3. Snozzle

    Snozzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fed mine some cilantro the other day and I swear I tasted a hint of it in an egg a couple days later. I will try a few other strong flavored herbs and see what flavors come through in the eggs, plus the chickens will enjoy the experiment [​IMG]
     
  4. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
    Michigan
    I've heard that garlic will have that effect on the eggs if given often.
     
  5. chikinfarmr

    chikinfarmr Out Of The Brooder

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    Mother Earth News did a study. They found free range eggs were better in taste and nutrition.
     

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