will what a chicken eats affect the egg taste?..also...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redhen, May 24, 2008.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    is there anything special i should feed my chickens to get best flavor from eggs?..and....one of biggest concerns is...disease transmission..can we get ANY type of disease or worms or ANYTHING..lol..bad from the eggs?..should i vaccinate?...and for what?, if i need to vaccinate?...just concerned about health safety...and i'd rather be safe and ask you guys than risk getting sick. Thanks, Wendy;o)
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Your eggs are safe. Disease is not passed to the eggs very often. If your hens were sick enough to effect the eggs they wouldn't lay normal eggs or probably not lay at all. You have a better chance of getting food poisoning from a grocery store egg than from your own. As far as worms - if you found a worm in your eggs your hens would be so sick from infestation they probably wouldn't recover. When they are that sick it is often fatal.

    I do not medicate my chicks. I let them develop a natural immune system.

    Don't worry. Enjoy your chickens, chicks and eggs. [​IMG]
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    thanks so much!..load off my mind!!!!..appreciate it..;o), Wendy
     

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