What Happens When you Feed the Flock Cooked Crawfish Shells

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mehjr10, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured the would enjoy the soft parts and may eat the shells for the calcium but I did not expect the other result. It does not show as well in the picture but the one at the bottom was just about as red as a cooked crawfish shell. Just about every egg i got that week was close to this color.

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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    That's amazing! Any difference in taste? Hope it doesn't taste like crawfish! [​IMG]
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Why not? Crawfish are delicious.
    Interesting though. Kind of like the pink colour of Flamingos which comes from the shrimp they eat.
     
  4. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No change in taste but the color is great.
     
  5. chickenneighbor

    chickenneighbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you scramble the eggs with just the red yolks, do they come out pink?
     
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  7. gcbsmommy

    gcbsmommy Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! What a shocker! I can't wait to try it on my chicks when they get bigger/start laying!
     
  8. flagirl

    flagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when I lived in arizona, I bought eggs fromm a local store owned by mexicans. the owner warned me that the yolks of the eggs this week were bright orange. she gave them leftover salsa sunday and boy did the yolks reflect all the tomatoes and red peppers! the eggs tasted no different
     
  9. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that is impressive. I love to watch cooking shows, some of the more "earthy" or "organic" chefs have eggs that are deep orange. Some have plain light yellow eggs too For instance Jamie Oliver always has eggs that are deep in color and he talks about local eggs from the farms. I do notice a huge different in eggs from my best free rangers, much darker in color, but nothing like your crawfish experience.
     
  10. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have done this with shrimp shells too. I put them in the freezer and gave the hens their treat each day to make the color last longer!
     

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