Question about eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cavendish Chickens, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Cavendish Chickens

    Cavendish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do you never see any color eggs besides white and brown in the store? Are the other colors not good for eating? We plan to get silkies in the spring, and wonder if their eggs are okay for eating and cooking with like the white and brown ones?
     
  2. reahrendt

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    I am not sure why we dont see other colr eggs in the stores. I have some Amercanas which lay blue/green eggs and we eat them.
     
  3. Cavendish Chickens

    Cavendish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good. That makes me feel better. And what makes it even better, is that we'll have naturally colored eggs for Easter! lol Thank you
     
  4. salunra

    salunra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I understand the birds that produce colored eggs are not as prolific layers as those used in commercial operations. So... no colored eggs at the store.
     
  5. greenmulberry

    greenmulberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't see the other colors in the store because the high production breeds only lay brown or white.

    If you are selling eggs to make a profit, you want chickens that lay the most eggs as possible for the longest.
     
  6. Cavendish Chickens

    Cavendish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That makes sense. Thank you everyone!
     
  7. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silkie eggs are no different than regular eggs. Taste just as good.
     

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