Eggs, How Good Are They?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by TillinWithMyPeeps, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Ohio
    Seriously, I have never had a farm fresh chicken egg. The closest thing I have had is a "Cage-Free" egg. How much better are actual home raised eggs than the ones at the store? Do they actually have something of a flavor to them (unlike store bought eggs)? Also, what do eggs from other birds taste like (Quail, Turkeys, Ducks)?

    Thanks!
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Try one and you'll never buy store bought eggs again. [​IMG]
     
  3. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    I strongly agree, they are the best.
     
  4. simplyazippo

    simplyazippo New Egg

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    I am new to owning hens and I have one that is laying. She is giving me one egg per day on average.
    Sometimes the egg may be in the nest for up to 24 hours before I can get it in the fridge--is this a problem?
    I usually rinse the egg under cold running water to clean it up and put it in the refrigerator. How long will they stay fresh?
    I have 5 now and would love to make a quiche so that the whole family can enjoy our first batch of eggs but, don't want to risk food poisoning!
    TIA
     
  5. tvtaber

    tvtaber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First, they are way good... seriously you will never want to eat a store bought egg again. We go through twice as many eggs as we used to because my kids LOVE them. I also sell them to two ladies at work who are likewise addicted. The flavor is subtle but yummy.

    Second, 24 hours in a nest is no problem. Eggs can keep a week or more on the counter with no refreigeration. In the fridge maybe 6 weeks. If you find an egg that has been outside an indetermined amount of time (we once found a cache of 11 eggs in the yard!) you can put them in water and if they sink they're good, if not they'll float. And do not worry about poisoning your family, I dare say you'll know a bad egg when you crack it open!
     
  6. spydertoys

    spydertoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also..farm fresh eggs from "Free Range" birds have far less cholesterol and much more vitamin E than store bought eggs because of the difference in their diet.

    Also..store eggs are already almost a month old when they are purchased....ewwww!!!!
     
  7. dixie chicken

    dixie chicken Out Of The Brooder

    This is old time wisdom, but it has never failed me. I do not wash my eggs until just before cracking and I never refridgerate until washed or they have been sitting around a couple of weeks. Rub off any dirt or poop that comes off easily. Eggs have a natural coating on the outside that keeps dirt / bacteria / germs from migrating into the egg, until it is washed off. I do leave them in an airconditioned room. My house does not have ac but my bedroom does and it stays pretty chilly in there. I always crack an egg in a small bowl just to make sure it is ok and then add to whatever I am making. I store my eggs in a cardboard egg carton not the styrofoam ones. They breath better that way. My parents raised chickens my whole childhood and I have been eating my own eggs for couple years now and have Never gotten sick (knock on wood). Do what makes you feel comfortable. Farm fresh eggs are the best tasting, most healthy and safe eggs that you will ever eat. Especially if they come from your hens and environment!!!
     
  8. balticbabe

    balticbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fried up my first few eggs this morning without any grease or seasoning because I wanted to check if the taste was any different or if there were any off tastes. Sadly I could not taste any difference. The texture was quite different but not the taste. They seemed to be more filling or maybe I just wasn't as hungry. Hard to tell.

    My girls eat layer pellets, weeds, beer-baited slugs and blackberries. I started this other post awhile back to learn what makes for tasty eggs https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=56671 and perhaps I need to feed them apples.

    I always buy grade AA, cage free eggs so maybe that's why I can't tell the difference. My mom says she can tell but I think that's because my dad buys whichever eggs are cheapest. Generally grade A, generic.
     
  9. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    i can't taste the difference either. i have customers who swear they can taste the difference. but i do know that my 6 year old son, who would never finish his breakfast in the morning, started finishing his eggs after i started having my own eggs. so there must be a difference somewhere.
     
  10. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    our family can tell a huge difference. my kids are spoiled to fresh eggs and even the 9 year old likes fresh better.
     

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