Sulfur and Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by beerguzzler, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. beerguzzler

    beerguzzler Out Of The Brooder

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    Any body know why eggs have the amount of sulfur they do? I did a search and didn't really come up with much. I did not think their diet contains that much sulfur (mine get Layena pellets, cracked corn, and oyster shell). Of course I am assuming the sulfur in the eggs is dependent on their diet which I believe is a fair assumption.
     
  2. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's an interesting question. Protein contains carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulphur and phosphorus.
    Perhaps feathers need a lot of sulphur to grow properly. I don't think chicken meat contains more sulphur than other meat.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2009
  3. beerguzzler

    beerguzzler Out Of The Brooder

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    Any other thoughts?
     
  4. SydneyChickens

    SydneyChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the sulfur medicines for chooks say "not for birds producing eggs or used for meat" arghhh! My laying hens are currently on sulfur for a respiratory problem and not sure when it will be safe to eat the eggs again.. ARGHHHHH
     

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