Nutritional content of eggs from free range chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Carolyn252, May 31, 2012.

  1. Carolyn252

    Carolyn252 Mother of Chickens

    I've been searching the web for this info and can't find out how much protein and how many calories are in a large size egg from a well- maintained chicken.

    Mother Earth News gives great info on fats, cholesterol, vitamins, minerals, etc., but no info on protein &/or calories.

    Anybody know?


  2. americanvalkyrie

    americanvalkyrie Songster

    Nov 20, 2011
    Reno, NV
    The Mother Earth News article is by far the best and most informative I've read. From what I understand, the protein and calories are the same. It's the other vitamins like beta carotene that are different.
  3. Carolyn252

    Carolyn252 Mother of Chickens

    But I still don't know how much protein & calories are in a large egg (even a commercial egg).

    Make it even harder: protein & calories in an extra-large egg.

    Anybody know?
  4. Carolyn252

    Carolyn252 Mother of Chickens

    Ok; I found the answer. 85 calories & 7 grams of protein in an extra large egg.
  5. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Songster

    Mar 1, 2011
    Upstate NY
    Last edited: May 31, 2012

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