My eggsperiment

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by segeine, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. segeine

    segeine Chirping

    May 25, 2014
    We finally got enough eggs for all of us to try an experiment - I had some eggs left from the "shaming carton" (I bought a dozen after waiting for almost a month after I'd thought they would start laying, with no eggs. I showed it to them and told them that's what they were supposed to be doing. Apparently, it worked) and some that my girls had left for me. I cooked one of each for each family member, in separate pans, but otherwise exactly the same way. it was amazing how different they looked, just coming out of the shell - the storebought ones were kind of watery, with pale flattish yolks, but my tiny ones were firm, the yolks stood up nicely and the COLOR!! WOW!
    family reaction:
    Husband, who wasn't really into the whole idea at first, came out with "can we not buy any more eggs ever again?"
    Daughter thought her double-yolker was really cool. She said our egg was richer.
    Son, the fussy one, said "WOW! Ours are great!"
    I thought cutting into our egg, after the storebought one, was a touch disconcerting, because the yolk color was so different. It wasn't a bad thing at all, just really made me take notice, with the color against my white plate. The flavor was definitely richer and stronger. YUM! I agree with the husband.

    I'm including a picture, although you really can't see the difference in the color as well as I could in real life. Can you tell the difference anyway? :)


    Yay chickens! [​IMG]
  2. Ravennest

    Ravennest In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2014
    My first set of eggs were different family and friends notice the difference in taste too. They said the eggs were 'richer and thicker' than store eggs. Omelets were pretty 'meaty'. The kids get hungry right away for snacks after breakfast either...which was a problem we were having with a few of the big egg eaters in our family.
  3. segeine

    segeine Chirping

    May 25, 2014
    Chickens are contrary creatures.

    I actually had to buy eggs to do my Holiday cooking/baking, because production had significantly decreased in the last 2-3 weeks. Of course, the day after Christmas, got 4 eggs, 5 the day after that, and yesterday was my first perfect 7-egg day.

    Silly chickieeboos.
  4. RonP

    RonP Crowing

    Wait till you gift a dozen and see other reactions!
  5. Jajika

    Jajika Songster

    Dec 24, 2007
    Northern California
    When I got my first egg, many years ago, I did the same thing. Wow...what a difference between the store-bought egg and my girls. Deeper, almost orange yolk and firm white.

    It was fun.

    Of course I'm very spoiled now and never eat eggs away from home.
  6. segeine

    segeine Chirping

    May 25, 2014
    We're going to do the "egg challenge" with my inlaws today. That should be fun.
  7. Cherie1n2

    Cherie1n2 Songster

    May 5, 2014
    Upstate South Carolina
    If you look into how eggs are graded.. Its all about the elevation and spread, the higher quality fresher eggs are raised more .. My family is so spoiled to the "pop" from a fresh egg yolk in an English muffin or on a bagel.. There's just no going back!

    Warning tho.. Fresh eggs can be messy and shoot across the room!
  8. RonP

    RonP Crowing

    Visited family for the Holidays.

    We made some homemade pasta.

    My eggs were rejected and store bought eggs were used.

    Something was said about fresh eggs were no good........[​IMG]
  9. segeine

    segeine Chirping

    May 25, 2014

    I don't understand people. My mom won't eat anything I make with the fresh eggs either. I think she even threw out the Christmas cookies I made for her.
  10. happyappy

    happyappy In the Brooder

    Aug 14, 2014
    My daughter and step father wont eat my eggs either. My daughter calls them "chicken-butt"eggs because she knows which chickens butts they came out of. Ummmm... Don't all eggs come out of chickens butts?

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