Which one would you choose??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Dingleberry, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Songster

    Apr 22, 2010
    the egg/hen on the left is not fed organic food, but gets to free range and have loves and treats all day long.
    the egg on the right is Organic/cage free eggs from the store.

  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Id eat the leftie eggs look at the coloring of the yolk yummy
  3. emrys

    emrys Songster

    Sep 3, 2009
    The FRESH eggs from the backyard chicken. Old store bought eggs just don't cut it no matter what the carton says.
  4. chica57

    chica57 Songster

    Aug 25, 2009
    OMG were those a gift or did you just waste about $5 [​IMG] I think we all know the answer to this one!!
  5. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Songster

    Apr 22, 2010
    Quote:I used all of my stash due to baking and my girls weren't earning their keep fast enough due to the heat. [​IMG] I got more for "filler" until I had more. I thought spending the extra $ would give me almost the same product. [​IMG]
  6. chica57

    chica57 Songster

    Aug 25, 2009
    I did have to do that once-I came home and my wonderful DH gave away the eggs I had left but needed for baking-boy we get spoiled and he'll never do that again [​IMG] No comparison thats for sure [​IMG]
  7. Organics North

    Organics North Songster

    Dec 30, 2009
    Wisconsin Northwoods
    Quote:Your picture is great I love it!

    Out of the two choices I would take the ones on the left, as I can see they are getting some quality free range time in...[​IMG]

    I have had many organic store bought eggs that are pretty bland..and that cage free does not mean pastured by any means!

    Of course me personally will take the eggs that have this on the box:
    Our heritage breed chickens forage freely in pasture and forest. Supplemented with 80% organic sprouted whole grains and a 100% organic mash made with flax seed for extra Omega-3s. No GMOs or soy! Natural probiotic foods increase the vigor and health of our flock

    Yep live organic feed even in winter when their is no free ranging.. Nice colored yolks with that rich egg flavor and free of organic and non organic grains I find questionable..

    I don't think of organic as something that necessary makes something taste or look better. You can not taste genetics, nor can you taste traces of herbicides or pesticides, de wormers or antibiotics. Nor can you taste or see the environmental impact, ethical practices, or business practices used to produce that non organic feed or egg.

    So organic is not about taste or looks. It is about health and ideals for those that subscribe to the philosophy..
    Yet, I still would pick the "local" eggs first every time......[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2010
  8. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Songster

    Jul 8, 2010
    Quote:I have a friend who has her own chickens and she reads a lot of oranic and 'natural' stuff on the internet. She says she has read that eggs from stores are sometimes kept in warehouses for 3 months.

    There is a chicken/egg farm (production for a major chain grocery store) about 20-30 miles from us. Drive past that place and the stench will make you so sick to your stomach and the sounds will give you nightmares. (not normal chicken sounds)
  9. BWKatz

    BWKatz Songster

    May 22, 2010
    So why would anyone want to try to hatch eggs from the grocers?[​IMG]
  10. mgw

    mgw Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    the eggs on the left for sure. dont read the labels on mass produced "ORGANIC" eggs they just meet the bare minimum requirements to be called organic.

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