The taste of eggs improves when I feed__________(fill in the blank)!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cjatthefarm, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. cjatthefarm

    cjatthefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new --still ---to proper diet requirements and would love what you feed that influences the flavor of your eggs!
     
  2. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed mine Jimmy Dean sausage and cheese. That way I have a breakfast sandwich in a shell just need a bisquit. [​IMG] Just kidding. The only thing I really like mine to get is lots of free range greens especially dandelions.Like the color of the yolks.

    [​IMG] to the insanity.
     
  3. TheSheriffswife

    TheSheriffswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blueberries!
     
  4. packmomma

    packmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The taste and color improve when I feed...free range bugs and garden items.
     
  5. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just let um roam and get what they think they need. It sure works here. But I did see one eat a grub and each time we crack an egg I look for that grub. Ain't seen it yet.
     
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  6. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    along with free choice oyster shell so they have nice concrete shells on them... 'cause I don't want *any* of them breaking before I get to eat them!
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    A free range diet (on more than just a finely trimmed lawn), extra produce from the garden, leafy greens, berries, . . .
     
  8. Moabite

    Moabite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fresh greens and bugs! I really don't notice the taste difference much unless I happen to get a "store bought" egg. Those pale yellow yolks gross me out.[​IMG]
     
  9. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Young children and stray dogs......











    Seriously though, free-range eatting all the bugs, worms, seeds, grass & weeds, berries, kitchen and garden scraps.... just whatever they can find.

    Makes for a great tasting egg!
     
  10. Moabite

    Moabite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2010
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    Quote:[​IMG] Don't feed them teenagers or your eggs will be rotten!
     

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