Please answer me this question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jackiedon, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    Why do people only want to buy fresh "brown" eggs? What's the difference? I was at our local store and I ask the lady if she was interest in buying eggs because they sell biscuit, egg, sausage sandwiches. She told me they buy the egg patties but she personally would be interested in brown eggs. I told her right now I only had 2 chickens that layed brown eggs and she told me if I could just hold out the brown ones for her she would buy them from me. Well, I'm sorry I'm not going to do that and only charge her a dollar.

    I got 10 eggs today. White, blue, green, tan, and brown eggs.

  2. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    there is not difference. i dont know! [​IMG]
  3. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    There is no difference, but some people think brown eggs are healthier.
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Egg Patties? Eeewwww [​IMG]

    That's just weird. I guess they think they have more flavor or something. They've always brought a higher price than white, but still, that's just dumb. Or they think brown mean organic or free ranged or something.
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Because they associate brown egg with 'more wholesome' for some reason. Or they believe white ones in the stores are bleached, LOL. And I've heard people say that, too.
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Why don't you ask her?

    Or take your eggs, crack em into tupperwares or something - take em along and ask her which one is the brown one she wants? Number them or something under the containers....
    tell her its a trick question! [​IMG]
  7. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Remember that thread about the brown rooster eggs the woman wanted??!!!! I will never forget that!!! [​IMG]
  8. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    Hens that produce brown eggs are larger than white-egg-producing hens, and require more feed and care; that extra expense is passed on to the consumer. Although it might be cheaper to raise white-egg-producing hens, brown eggs continue to sell well, so they’re still a smart business choice for farmers.
  9. Cheekon

    Cheekon Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    I think it's because they are different than most store bought eggs but just a guess.
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Quote:I think its a holdover from the white bread vs. whole wheat bread thing, perception is they are more wholesome.

    I tend to lean toward the brown eggs too, and I have hens that lay both. I guess I associate the white eggs as plain jane everyday grocery store eggs.

    Never thought about it much.


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