Best breed for organic eggs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by miguelsoares, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. miguelsoares

    miguelsoares Hatching

    Aug 18, 2016

    I want to start a small production of organic eggs and was wondering if I should choose any particular breed.
    Do some breeds produce eggs that look and taste more organic?
    For example, do some breeds produce darker, orange gems than others?
    Or will this and other egg quality factors depend mostly on feed?

    Thanks a lot.
  2. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    South Alabama
    Nutrition is the key, not breed.

    Free ranging on good ground is needed to get honest, healthy "orange gems".

    Organic just meets no chemicals have been used on the chickens, their housing, their feed, their run, their pasture, etc.,. Basically they have to be chemical and pesticide hormones and no antibiotics. But, they can be vaccinated.

    I probably got something wrong it that, but it should be fairly close to being correct.

    Best wishes,
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