I grew up on a farm, and always had free-range chickens, so our eggs were fresh, had firm whites, dark yolks and great taste. The hardest thing I had to do when I left the farm was to learn to eat grocery store eggs with the thin, runny whites and the pale yolks and bland taste. I remember gagging the first time I tried to eat a soft-fried grocery store egg. When I started my laying flock back in the spring, my goal was to have my hens produce the richest eggs possible. They have been fed organic, soy-free feed from Countryside Organics since I got them, and organic, soy-free scratch ever since they were old enough for scratch. Even in the brooder, they were fed organic spinach, greens, carrots and comfrey. Since they were six weeks old they have been in a run with vegetation or on pasture, which included woods, and have been fed all the garden produce they wanted, plus comfrey. I got my first egg yesterday and I count it a huge success! I ate it this morning, and the taste was out of this world. The yolk was almost orange--just like I wanted. I have been buying fresh free-range eggs at farmer's markets for a long time, but they don't compare with this egg I got yesterday. After the first bite, I knew I wouldn't be able to eat the rest of the bought eggs I have in the fridge. I will have to use them in baking to use them up.