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Poor quality eggs

Post  elainebrook on Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:00 pm

Hi - I have four ex-battery hens, about 24 months old. The eggs have blood traces in them and brown speckly bits, which makes them unattractive to eat. Are they just old or is there anything I can do?

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Re: Poor quality eggs

Post  cheekychook on Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:41 pm

It can sometimes depend on the quality of the breed. Just make sure they are fed on good quality feed and have access to vegetation to scratch away at. I also chuck a few logs in their pen and occasionally turn them over to expose any worms or bugs hiding under there. It offers a good source of protein and the girls love it! Be sure that if you do put logs in that they have no fungus on them just in case. I don't think this will have much impact on whether it'll stop the blood traces but it's worth a try.

There's also no harm in eating eggs that have the blood bits in but I understand that it can put some people off.

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