Stinky egg problems :(

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CritterHill, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been fighting with stinky egg issues for a while now.

    If I cut out ALL table scraps, it seems to get better, but what fun is that?

    So I started giving them table scraps again (but no broccoli or fish or soy) and I'm getting stinky eggs again!

    What else could make them stinky?

    They did get a LOT of leftover greasy french fries last week... Would greasy food cause this issue?
     
  2. wateboe

    wateboe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Onions? Garlic? Anything cruciforous (sp?) like broccoli or cauliflower?

    Whatever my husband eats when he is not with me????? (sorry sweetie, couldn't resist)
     
  3. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I removed all leftover veggies from their diet and our food is always bland (no onions or garlic) due to a very picky small child.

    I am baffled! The only thing I can think of is greasy stuff? But I'm not sure if that would cause it.
     
  4. wateboe

    wateboe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I would suspect the greasy stuff. I give my chickens all of the fresh (or cooked) fruit and veggie scraps, hard-boiled eggs, lean meat, but we rarely have anything greasy or fried so they haven't really had any. I do avoid giving them onions. We have never had a stinky egg, so I haven't had to problem-solve before. Good luck!
     

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