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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bryan8, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a big bag of leeks, can i feed them to the hens?

    will it make the eggs taste funny?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    According to the egg quality handbook, onions can cause off flavors. Leeks are related to onions, so I'd think it is possible. If you don't overdo it, I'd think the effect would be small. Just use the eggs in an omelet.

    I've never experienced an egg that tasted bad, but I remember what the milk tasted like when the milk cow had gotten into wild onions.


    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/ourbooks/1/egg-quality-handbook/
     

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