Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cow whisperer, May 22, 2017.

  1. cow whisperer

    cow whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had a person ask me what's the difference between white and brown eggs plus to prove that brown eggs are healthier than white eggs. I personally think brown eggs are richer tasting than white eggs. Can anyone else help me provide the answer?
     
  2. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

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    It's not the color of the shell that counts, but what the chickens eat....free range pasture raised eggs are not only much better tasting, but better nutritionally as well.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X2....and hens of either colored shells managed this way will produce eggs of equal quality, and superior to those managed more commercially
     
  4. PD-Riverman

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    I can not tell the difference----if I got brown and white egg layers in the same pen, eating the same thing I felt the eggs should taste the same---which they do to me??
     
  5. cow whisperer

    cow whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    The person who asked me said he couldn't tell the difference either and he wasn't going to switch from White eggs to brown eggs unless he had proof that brown eggs was indeed better than white eggs.
     
  6. PD-Riverman

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    There is a difference from store bought white and country brown.
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Yep...the same difference between store bought white and naturally managed white
     
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  8. cow whisperer

    cow whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, of course there's a difference between store bought and country eggs seeing how the chickens in the country aren't kept in cages and forced to over produce like the chickens are that produce store bought eggs.
     
  9. SueT

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    You should tell your friend about the rainbow of colors available in chicken eggs! :lol: let us know his reaction!
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    (BTW, this is not my photo, I don't remember where I found it. If the photographer is viewing this, I apologize for saving/ sharing it without permission, and if requested, will remove or give you credit...)
     
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  10. Ljc01

    Ljc01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My college degree is in Poultry production and I did a study on that very question for my senior project. I was amazed how many people believed that brown eggs were more nutritious then white eggs! And yet when I asked why they thought that was true, nobody had a good answer.
     
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