Sweet Tasting Eggs

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sweetpea325, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Sweetpea325

    Sweetpea325 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd like to find out if anyone else has "sweet tasting" eggs? I let my hens free range (as much as I can during the winter) and give them lettuce during the winter when everything is dead. I also give them layer pellets and some mealworm treats. And I do not have a roo.

    Does the sweet taste mean I'm not giving them something they need or I'm giving them too much of something??
     
  2. Nuggett

    Nuggett New Egg

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    Sweetpea,

    I was actually looking for the answer to that myself. Last week our Rhode Island Red started laying eggs. She laid 5 in 7 days. We were so excited to see her first one! Well this weekend, we figured we better start eating them. I cooked egg one and two and gave it back to her. She loved it. I cooked egg 3, 4 and 5 and my husband and I ate them. The yolk was darker in color and sweet tasting. We didn't care much for the sweet in our eggs. Having said that, we cook and feed our 3 chickens sweet corn as a treat along with their chicken feed. I'm thinking that is my answer. Any expert chicken owners out there that can confirm?

    Thanks!
     

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