I've had a laying flock for about four years now. Before they started laying I was told that once I tasted back yard eggs I'd never go back to storebought, and that's certainly been true. Other people who've tried "my" eggs have agreed, and people ask my wife at work if she has any of "those eggs" to share. On the other hand, at least one neighbor and my parents have shrugged and said they can't tell any difference. I've also read this: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/01/AR2010060100792.html ...where at least one person tried a blind taste test and found no difference. It's all in my head, the writer insists. Then there's the question of nutrition. I presume that diet and environment must have some effect in the chemical content of an egg, but so far I've found mostly speculation and nothing in the way of authoritative information. For instance, I've read that "some suspect" that low-stress birds lay eggs with a better good/bad cholesterol ratio, but as far as I've been able to find, there aren't any controlled studies to back that up. Clues? Resources? Thanks.