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Homegrown vs store bought

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 4 luv of eggs, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Songster

    Apr 22, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    I am still waiting for that first egg. I keep reading how much different and better farm fresh eggs taste as opposed to store bought.

    Using your best descriptive abilities, can you please describe the difference in taste?
  2. Keens2050

    Keens2050 In the Brooder

    Jul 24, 2010
    Narvon, PA
    Would love to know as well as I, too, am waiting for that first illustrious egg to appear. My 8 SLW hens are 17 weeks old now...
  3. kittykorat

    kittykorat Songster

    Aug 12, 2009
    Central MA
    I don't know that they taste different. They seem firmer, and the yolks are dark- almost orange... The store bought ones have anemic yellow yolks.
  4. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    North Texas
  5. Crack N' Egg

    Crack N' Egg Songster

    Jul 29, 2009
    Flemington, NJ
    Farm fresh eggs...hhhmmm....Yolks a deeper in color..usually a deep yellow orange. Also the yolks usually are much larger in size. The taste is rich and creamy, best for moppy moppy's with fresh whole grain bread, or fresh blueberry sausage. [​IMG]:drool:drool:love:love

    Oh sorry, I just had breakfast!! [​IMG]

    No, seriously. Eggs from chickens that get to free range and that you get to feed taste sooooo much better. The eggs will even taste a bit of what you feed your chickens ie: garlic, basil, etc, etc. The yolks are so rich and hearty. You will soon see!

    Enjoy and don't forget to take pics of your first eggs...whole and in the pan! [​IMG]
  6. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    When I first started eating farm fresh eggs, they just tasted like eggs to me and I was a little disappointed. BUT after months of eating my farm fresh eggs, I order scrambled eggs for breakfast at a nice restaurant in town and they tasted terrible - no flavor, like cardboard! So I'm completely spoiled on my fresh eggs - I can never go back to grocery store eggs again!

    It's like the difference between generic sandwich bread at the store and a fresh loaf of homemade bread. They both taste like bread and you'll eat them both, but the flavor and texture of the homemade bread is richer and tastier.
  7. Sweetpeaswan

    Sweetpeaswan Chirping

    Aug 5, 2010
    Yes oh yes theres a differance....beautiful golden orange yolks, a creamier texture....and yes your family and husband may give you the
    old "Honey did you add food coloring to the eggs? My omelet is so yellow.." I also find a big differance when making home made
    custards and flans.. You'll never go back to store bought!!! [​IMG]
  8. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    Mine haven't started laying yet, but I buy exclusively local backyard chicken eggs. I would describe them as just...well...'eggier'. Richer, better color, a nice texture that coats your tongue when you eat them.
  9. aduplantis

    aduplantis In the Brooder

    May 25, 2010
    My chickens are 12 weeks old. After reading these post I'm hungry for Backyard Chicken Eggs !![​IMG]
  10. theprimouomo

    theprimouomo In the Brooder

    Jul 31, 2010
    Hhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmm...............in My Case The Shop Bought Eggs Are Better Becuase The Farm Eggs Have A Srtong Egg Taste I Wouldnt Recomand Backing Egg With Farm Egg Other Wis U Will Get A Cake With Egg Taste In It But If You Like Egg Taste Then Farm Eggs It Is!

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