How curious is this?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by csummer8882, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to the Egg Nutrition Board (and who should know better?), "White shelled eggs are produced by hens with white feathers and ear lobes. Brown shelled eggs are produced by hens with red feathers and red ear lobes. There is no difference in taste or nutrition between white and brown eggs." The people at Crisco (who may know even more than the egg nutritionists) go further to say, "They simply come from two different breeds of chickens. Brown eggs, however, are more expensive because the chickens that lay them eat more than those that lay white eggs." Among the breeds that lay brown eggs are the Rhode Island Red, the New Hampshire and the Plymouth Rock--all larger birds that require more food.
     
  2. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, and the people working for Big Tobacco will tell you cigarettes aren't that harmful and not addictive.
     
  3. begbfg

    begbfg Barnyard Beckie

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    Quote:Exactly! There's a DEFINITE difference in the taste to me! Anyone else agree?
     
  4. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    There's no difference in taste between my brown and white eggs that are produced here at my farm.

    There's a huge difference in taste between my eggs and the eggs from the store.

    You have to wonder where these studies come from. It's probably a tax payer funded study that cost millions of dollars, too. [​IMG]


    Blessings-
    Em
     
  5. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens have yet to lay eggs. I have many more months to come before they lay. I just thought it was an interesting article. LOL
     
  6. 2overeasy000

    2overeasy000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think there is any difference between my white and/or brown and/or olive and/or blue eggs that my birds lay. But there is a big difference between mine and the ones from the store. You choose exactly what your birds eat and therefore what you eat when you eat the eggs.
     
  7. 2overeasy000

    2overeasy000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure what people are disagreeing with here. It is more cost effective to raise Leghorns over Orpingtons for egg production, isn't it?
     
  8. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Plus the store eggs come from sickly birds that are 30+ days old before put on the grocery chiller shelf
     
  9. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:White eggs/white feathers?Brown eggs/red feathers? Someone doesn't know what they're talking about. A glaring mistake like that makes everything else they say suspect.
     
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