Yard eggs versus grocery store eggs…

Jan 23, 2011

I'm often asked if there is any difference between my fresh backyard eggs and eggs purchased at the grocery store (from mass production facilities). My answer is always "YES!!" Fresh eggs from hens that are raised with with access to the outdoors, organic feed, fresh greens, insects, sunlight and low population pressure are healthier for you. They have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, beta carotene and have a denser texture than mass production eggs. Here is a photo of an egg from one of my Ameraucanas and an organic cage-free egg from the grocery store. I think you can tell which one is the yard egg!


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Dj Horn Solo
Jan 27, 2011
12:04 pm


Feb 01, 2011
3:58 pm

you never said anything about the taste.

Leslie Finical Halleck
Feb 01, 2011
4:39 pm

zTX - the best way to describe is that grocery store eggs simply taste blander than fresh yard eggs. Also, your yard eggs may have hints of flavor of plants that your chickens eat a lot of. So yes, they definitely taste better than store eggs.

Thanks For the Help
Feb 27, 2011
5:02 pm

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