The latest Issue of Mother Earth News article Real Free-Range Eggs ? I don't have all the science but I know just by the look and the taste, MY eggs are better than store bought! Bright Orange yoks, firm not slimey whites, and nice smooth, solid shells. True only 2 of my girls are laying "regular sized" eggs and the rest are just "pullet" eggs. (I think they are all 8 laying now) They are just turning 24 weeks but I have one that consistantly lays double yokers!!! The feathered fiends get out to free-range everyday from about noon til dark. Only one neighbor has fussed that they were "messing around in her pine needles". But we have no leash laws for chickens in Gaston County, lol. PS Between work and a broken foot I have been out of circulation, Hope all are doing well!