Eggs without PUFA


Nov 25, 2012
No. Cooking in coconut oil helps, as does buying pastured eggs and avoiding the "Extra Omega-3!" brands.


Thread starter
Is it impossible to create a diet for chicken without PUFA? Do they convert saturated fats to PUFA? What if the temperature of their environment is increased (Ray Peat mentioned that pigs with sweaters have less PUFA)?

Or, are PUFAs essential for chicken? (I guess that's plausible since they have lower body temperatures)


Jul 26, 2012
Los Angeles
feed them a diet of coconut, grass, fruit and bugs and they will be very low in pufa.


Jul 22, 2012
cliff said:
feed them a diet of coconut, grass, fruit and bugs and they will be very low in pufa.

Yeah, I saw an ad for exactly such chickens on the internet.
I eagerly went to the site, they were Really expensive.
(I can't remember what the site was called now.)


Feb 24, 2013
Eggs are always going to have some pufas. Chickens allowed to forage eat bugs (grasshoppers, grubs, beetles, vegetation (pufas), fruit, carrion, kitchen scraps....whatever they can find. They are little opportunistic eaters. Summer eggs are a reddish yellow, winter eggs are pale, though sometimes still orangish. They don't convert pufas into saturated fat like ruminants...but their digestion allows them to eat a wide variety of foods, some fresher than others.


Aug 28, 2012
cliff said:
feed them a diet of coconut, grass, fruit and bugs and they will be very low in pufa.

Was thinking of doing this and thought Copra meal would be an efficient way to utilize this. But there's a study that even as little as 10% copra meal caused chckens to lose weight apparantly through the inability to digest the fibre. Very expensive to try it with coconut flakes etc. Mine do get fruit and lots of worms (i keep a worm farm for them) and other bugs whilst free-ranging. Need alternatives (to coconut flakes/flour etc) that are cost effective and easily digested.

edit: found more info. it seems the hens were youn gin that study. found this from another study, sounds good regarding copra meal. :D

The objective of this work was to evaluate the effects of coconut meal (CM) inclusion in commercial layer diets and feeding time, on egg components and yolk fatty acid composition. The experiment followed a factorial design 5x2, with five levels of CM inclusion (0, 5, 10, 15 and 20%) and two feeding time (14 and 28 days). Parameters evaluated included: egg weight, and albumen, yolk and shell percentages, as well as solids, lipids and fatty acid profile of the yolk. The inclusion of CM and feeding time affected the yolk content of myristic acid which increased with CM level and with feeding time. The levels of stearic and oleic acids in the yolk varied with feeding time and were higher in the eggs after 28 days. Polyunsaturated to saturated fatty acid ratio in yolk decreased, when dietary CM levels were higher than 10%, and increased with longer feeding time. The use of CM in laying hen diets does not influence egg composition but increases myristic acid content of the yolk.
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
C How To Raise Cholesterol For Anabolism Without Eating Eggs? Ask For Help or Advice 18
SatoshiPufamoto Vital Farms eggs safe for daily consumption? Eggs 11
tankasnowgod The Anti-Catabolic and Anabolic Hormonal Profile of Eggs Eggs 28
A Tweaked Steak and eggs diet? Diet 11
Brandin vitamin e to balance eggs pufa. Polyunsaturated Fats, Seed Oils 15
U What does eggs offer to be important part of the diet? Diet 9
I 2004 patent for low PUFA eggs Dairy, Eggs 24
DANIEL Make Sure Your Eggs Are Soy-Free! Diet 15
pauljacob Eggs Fried In Butter Diet 20
R Omega 3 Eggs -vitamin E? Ask For Help or Advice 5
L Dropped Eggs And Got Leaner! Diet 48
GutFeeling Dietary Eggs Prevents And Alleviate Depression Scientific Studies 0
M Eggs, Ghee, Salt, & Temps Diet 11
Ptolemy Is This Something To Worry About? Study: Eggs Increase Oxidizability Of Human Plasma And Cholesterol Eggs 19
K Eggs Causing Heart To Pound Ask For Help or Advice 14
K What's The Reason For Hands Getting Warm After Eating Eggs? Ask For Help or Advice 1
M Gas And Bloating. From Eggs Digestion 8
Yolama Eating 12 Fried Eggs A Day Diet 40
Francisco PUFA In Eggs: Should I Be Concerned? Diet 6
DButter Feeding Backyard Chickens For Lowest Pufa-content Eggs Animals 9
Bogdar Any Bad Experiences With Powdered Shell Eggs Supp ? Dairy, Eggs 10
A Very Urgent Question - Purple/black Coloured Areas On Hardboiled Eggs Ask For Help or Advice 2
Mossy Butter, Bacon, Eggs, And Jam Banned From London Ad As "junk Food" Breaking News 13
bzmazu GM Chickens That Lay Eggs With Anti-cancer Drugs! Animals 0
Cameron Raw Meat Raw Milk Raw Eggs Feeling Great Diet 80
Centsmom Coconut Oil/ Store Bought Eggs Ask For Help or Advice 8
Queequeg Eggs Non-detrimental To Endothelial Function And Serum Lipids Scientific Studies 3
Bogdar Febrile After Eating Eggs/Coffee/Tea Blood Sugar 2
Mito Dietary Cholesterol Contained In Whole Eggs Is Not Well Absorbed Articles & Scientific Studies 3
E Chicken And Eggs Intake Associated With Anti-androgenic Phthalate Intake Scientific Studies 21
L Hard-boiled Eggs, Harmful? Eggs 7
haidut Eating 12 Eggs A Week Does Not Increase Risk Of Heart Disease Scientific Studies 10
F Cant Digesting Eggs And Dairy Digestion 4
johnwester130 Eggs Are Low In Methionine, Tryptophan And Cystine Diet, Recipes 16
Tenacity Eggs Are Great For My Skin! Eggs 3
A Pastured Eggs Eggs 2
A Steak And Eggs Diet Diet, Recipes 8
A Raw Eggs Eggs 20
marcar72 Scrambled Eggs & Pork Rinds Eggs 3
T Scrambled Eggs And Oysters Recipes 6
D Is Eating 4 Eggs A Day Too Much? Eggs 33
K Pastured Eggs Pufa Diet 3
HLP Devilled Eggs Recipes 4
A Headache Fixed By Eggs Eyes, Ears, Nose and Headaches/Migraines 5
Zpol How To Follow RP With No Eggs, Dairy, Liver, Gelatin? Dairy, Eggs 26
S "Safe Pan" For Eggs Cookware, Microwave 68
A The Best Organic Eggs Scorecard. Rate Your Eggs! Eggs 28
ecstatichamster Worlds Oldest Woman Eats Just Eggs, No Fruits Or Veggies Miscellaneous Health Discussions 32
F Eggs Cut Chances Of Stroke. Massive New Study Confirms Dairy, Eggs 9
KnowledgeSeeker Fart Smells Like Eggs Since 1 Tbsp. Eggshells Ask For Help or Advice 15

Similar threads