White and Brown egg differences

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by agirly4chicks, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mother-in-law informed me that she read in a magazine that nutritions wise there isn't a difference in the brown and white eggs. Is this true? It doesn't really matter to me but I would like to know the facts in case I am asked in the future.

    I guess she won't be begging for eggs when they start laying.
     
  2. sheps4her

    sheps4her Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only difference is the shell color. They are the same inside. My Dh always thought brown eggs were better too. Really no difference once you crack em open! [​IMG]
     
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  3. CHICKS4ME

    CHICKS4ME New Egg

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    [​IMG]I AM GLAD TO HEAR THAT SOMEONE ELSE SAY'S THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE.
    MY FATHER-IN-LAW SEEMS TO THINK THERE IS. WHEN I TOLD HIM IT'S ALL IN PREFERENCE HE WAS LIKE OH NO THEY ARE HEALTHIER FOR YOU. WHAT A BUNCH OF BUNK.
     
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  4. Sallyschickens

    Sallyschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you remember back in the early 80's people began believing that brown eggs had less cholesterol than the store bought white eggs? I remember my mother (who sold her extra eggs at her antique shop) eggs were all sold out by noon each morning because everyone wanted her brown eggs.

    Now, I am pretty sure scientifically that they are just the same. Except store bought eggs lack taste!!
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    There's no difference if the diet of the chicken is the same.

    Read this for info on the difference between cage-raised hens' eggs & free-ranged hens' eggs. http://www.motherearthnews.com/eggs.aspx
     
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  6. Sallyschickens

    Sallyschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you for this link. I read their article and I stand corrected. It was very interesting!
     
  7. adriennehearts

    adriennehearts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i herd they tast better and there heathier
    my friends say white ones taste plain
     
  8. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Maybe because brown eggs are generally fresher, as they come from small farms?

    At least in the West that's the case.
     

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