Is this true?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RendonRoo, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
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    An older friend of mine told me that if a hen is breed that her eggs will have more good chloesterol and less bad. He was raised on a farm and swears by this. I've only read that you don't have to have a rooster for eggs.. Never heard this but felt like someone here could enlighten me on this. Thanks
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    There are as many incorrect old wives tales in the world as there are chickens.
     
  3. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
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    Thanks Miss Prissy, I always appreciate your input.
     
  4. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some chickens lay eggs lower in cholestoral, so thats partially true..

    and no you do not need a roo for a hen to lay.
    but it helps, if i am not mistaken?
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Those are usually hens are fed scientifically engineered feeds to produce specific results in their eggs. They are not eating common laying rations and feeds. I belive egglands best is one that claims high omega 3's and other health benefits from their eggs.
     
  6. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here' an article that supports the theory that active, well fed hens do produce eggs that are higher in nutrition and have lower cholesteral. I do not know how absolutely scientific it is, Mother E N is a decent sort of place, they do have responsible people doing research to a degree, but I'm not going to say they are absolutely fool proof, but it sure makes sense to me!!!!

    http://www.motherearthnews.com/Real-Food/2007-10-01/Tests-Reveal-Healthier-Eggs.aspx

    I think it's logical that hens raised eating good food, give us better nutrition. [​IMG]
     

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