Very new to the chicken/egg experience--I have recently been sharing my eggs with family and friends until I decide what to do with so many gifts from my hens. One friend said that she thought the eggs have a strong after-taste. I have not experienced that and haven't had any more reports from anyone else but was wondering what may cause that. I am giving them Dumor layer crumble and cracked corn plus what ever bread and greens I have leftover from the kitchen. We do have well water. Our flock is made up of 25 Black Stars and 1 Bantam Cochin and 1 Hamburg. We have 3 cochin roosters and 1 black star rooster. I really am just learning as I go. Also having trouble with the hens not laying in the nesting boxes but I do get about 18 eggs per day in the nesting boxes. We recently found a clutch in the back of our truck! I suspect that the problem with the eggs that my friend said she did not like was because she left them on her desk all day instead of refrigerating them. Has anyone else had this problem?