Brown egg vs white egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SowdersHomestead, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. SowdersHomestead

    SowdersHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What, if any, are the differences between white eggs and brown eggs? Besides color for those of you feeling giddy today.
     
  2. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only difference as far as I am concerned is the chicken it came out of! [​IMG]
     
  3. harveyhorses

    harveyhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brown eggs are prettier. [​IMG] Lots of different shades. White is just white. [​IMG]
     
  4. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    I don't get any white eggs... I get a pink, a green, a blue, a dusty pink (almost flesh toned), and 4 browns... nearly every day. SO, thats the difference for me. I don't get any.
     
  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a California White that has laid a white egg EVERY single day since I got her...37 weeks ago as a chick...she is an amazing bird...not very big, but my best layer...she can also take flight pretty well too, amazed me one night taking off at the barn, and being air born for over 20 yds...

    oh, no difference, except color of shell! [​IMG]
     
  6. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    Around my parts it seems people looking to buy eggs seem to equate a white egg to the grocery and a brown one to farm fresh. I get requests for those big brown fresh eggs. Funny my chickens have just started laying but I already have people wanting to buy my brown eggs. Jeesh I need to get my quota before they get theirs. [​IMG] I have never been asked for those white eggs.
     
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  7. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brown eggs sell better than white eggs in my area. Everyone who stops wants to buy brown eggs, and only take the white ones, if I'm out of brown.
     
  8. SowdersHomestead

    SowdersHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply's. I guess what I'm looking for is if there is any nutritional difference. I think the community has been made to think that Brown is better because of white eggs being associated with store bought eggs. Right now all I get is brown eggs. I'm interested in volume and was thinking of adding some White Leghorns. Wasn't aware of any nutritional difference since both will be farm raised.

    Thanks
     
  9. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs are like people, we all look different on the outside, but inside we are all the same.
     
  10. LiLRedCV

    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Truly, outside of preference, there's not any difference. However, the preference can probably be linked to a formal advertisement back in the mid-'80's early 90's that used to run in magazines and on TV about how they claimed they were better for you!

    IMHO, brown are better than white in case your eggs get a little dirty - and altho' I do clean those up - they remain looking a bit stained. It won't show up as much, if at all, on the brown as it does on a white egg.
     

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