Egg taste and health

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by steve&kris, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. steve&kris

    steve&kris Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know if there is any data on the nutritional info of eggs between free range chickens fed with commercial food vs. organic food? Also, any opinions on the taste varience (if any) between the eggs and meat of a chicken based on organic vs. non-organic feeding?

    thanks,

    Steve
     
  2. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not an expert, just a chicken owner but from what I have heard, the only difference is that organic fed chickens obviously have less toxins in them (pesticide, herbicide, etc) but the nutritional value is almost the same, commercial or free range. The taste difference is only in the freshness of the eggs. Commercial eggs that take a long time to get to the store and then into a home lose a lot of flavor.

    I personally raise organic chickens and only eat organic eggs. I could never go back to store bought.
     
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    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is awesome, thanks for sharing
     
  5. steve&kris

    steve&kris Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks for the link. That's great info, but I've actually seen that before. I know the free range, healthy, happy chicken eggs are way more nutritious than the eggs of abused commercial chickens.... my question was more about the difference in free range vs. free range based on the supplemental feed they recieve, organic or inorganic. Any idea about that part?

    Thanks!
     

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