I personally cannot tell the difference, but my dad said that he didn't like free-range eggs because "they taste funny" Of course he only eats store-bought eggs, or so I think... no idea where this statement comes from. If hens only eat what's in the coop (layer food and extras), do the eggs taste different than if they free-range for half the day? I ask, because the past few days the flock has been outside exploring the land and stuffing their gobs with whatever they can find (on top of their layer pellets and extras). Yes, they are walking garbage cans. I have 5 dozen eggs on order, going to 3 families - I don't want the "eggs tasting funny" or they will not be repeat clients! What's the verdict?