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awesome "real free range" vs "store free range" egg comparison & story

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by technodoll, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Songster

    Aug 25, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    Hi guys!

    I gave some of the girls' eggs to a lovely friend of mine last night and encouraged her to compare those eggs to the ones she normally buys, which are "free range organic" and cost a lot!

    Here is her report, with photos:


    We both would love your comments either here or on her blog - thanks!


  2. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Songster

    Oct 4, 2009
    I noticed a lot of these differences when we first started eating our hens eggs, especially the orangeness of the yolk. That must be the Omega 3's lol!
    It's so nice to see people giving a poop about their food, tell your friend thanks for the blog post and pics. I hope they pass the backyard chicken law in Ottawa, it's about time.
  3. pharmchickrnmom

    pharmchickrnmom Songster

    Apr 13, 2010
    [​IMG] Wow, I cant wait for my girls to start laying. Guess homegrown is much better no matter what the stores claim.[​IMG]
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] No surprises here...
  5. woodmort

    woodmort Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    Interesting but a bit unfair. If the store eggs were "two weeks short " of their expiration date, they could have been really old, whereas the free-range eggs were fresh. That, in of itself would account for the egg's texture. Otherwise, the yolk color certainly was true and, probably, the taste as well. Maybe the biggest advantage with having one's own eggs, aside from knowing what the chickens are eating, is in knowing when the eggs were laid.
  6. palochknldy

    palochknldy Chirping

    Jun 7, 2010
    Palo, Iowa
    And even better yet is knowing WHERE the eggs were laid! And it's nice to know that our eggshells aren't covered in chemicals to help perserve them!
  7. technodoll

    technodoll Songster

    Aug 25, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    Quote:Farm eggs stay fresh and gorgeous for weeks in the fridge though... the old adage "garbage in, garbage out" is pretty evident when you compare free-range eggs to commercially-fed hen eggs, organic or not - and the label should state "cage free" and not "free range", it's terribly misleading.

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