Raw Eggs Smell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sonic Pug, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Sonic Pug

    Sonic Pug Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had the honor of eating the first three eggs my hens laid today. Boy were they yummy. I scrambled them up, added salt and pepper, and then down the hatch they went. When I first cracked open the eggs though, there seemed to be a stronger smell to the eggs than I have ever experienced before. It wasn't a bad smell, just strong and noticeable. The eggs tasted perfectly fine. The girls get fresh greens, a little scratch/oats daily and their regular feed. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced stronger smell to their freshly cracked eggs?
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Ah, the blessing of fresh healthy eggs. That's a healthy smell!
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    What Mahonri said.
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    Home raised eggs will have more flavor than store bought, which is a good thing. More flavor means a more noticeable smell. Smell and taste are closely linked.

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