Why Would the Yolk of a Freshly Laid Egg Taste Bad?

Why would a freshly laid chicken egg taste so nasty? The white part was fine, but the yoke was absolutely disgusting. It was like nothing I've ever tasted. They are free range chickens. I also feed them scratch grains mixed with chicken feed. I'm wondering if they could be gorging on stinkbugs of something. Has anyone ever heard of this happening?

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By Juliet from Hagerstown, MD

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November 17, 20100 found this helpful

There is a question like yours and an answer at this site. Scroll to about the middle of the page.

http://www.rais  raising-chickens

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November 18, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks, Fortunately. I thought it had to be something like that. I haven't changed their food, but they have free range of the farm so lord knows what they've been snacking on. I guess the only way to find out is to spend the weekend sneaking up on chickens. I think they could be eating the goat's feed or their mineral blocks.

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November 18, 20100 found this helpful

I bought some free range eggs and was going to make a banana cream pie. The custard smelled so bad that I threw it out. I think it just tastes that way.

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