are all eggs the same or are some better than others ?
a good egg
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I have 8 Buff Orpington Hens that give me 8 eggs a day, on most days. The hens just started laying, these eggs are pullet eggs. I find the whites are real clear and the yokes are rich and creamy. I will never go back to store bought eggs, we will also be free ranging our chickens this summer......................I believe this info I just gave you to be true, it is no yoke............Chefbillyb
When we lived in farmland in Tasmania, there was a chicken farm nearby, free-range, where you could just pop in to get them, or at the local sunday farmer's market. The colour of the yolk was gorgous, not like the insipid store bought caged eggs. And lots of double yolkers too. The taste and freshness of these eggs was superb.
Now we've moved to a larger city on the big island, and these sort of eggs are not easily available. The stores label the as free range, but I think sometimes that's far from the truth. More work needs to be done on regulations.
From : The Egg Nutrition Center
"The color difference is due to the specific breed of hen. Hens with white feathers and white earlobes will lay white eggs, whereas hens with red feathers and matching-colored earlobes give us brown eggs." There is no nutritional difference.
i don't believe I suggested any nutritional difference, merely a preference in shell colour.
This might be a stupid question but why do you not hear of anybody eating goose eggs? Are they no good?
Having worked on a farm, the goose egg is bitter. I'd eat it if I were starving, but then again I'd eat a whole goose if I were starving.
How about we agree that you don't murder an innocent goose out of some sick exotic dream of yours. Eat chicken and turkey. Be happy
Around here in Germany, eggs are sold unrefrigerated, too. From my point of view as a biochemist: The main purpose of an egg is not to be eaten, but to provide a safe space and the necessary nutrients for a chicken to hatch. Bacterial growth would interfere with that. For that reason, eggs have defenses against bacterial growth, e.g. enzymes like lysozyme. Those actually work better at higher temperature, so refrigerating eggs would be counterproductive.
I get my eggs from my neighbour. They have a huge yard to scratch and pick for insects and stuff and get additional kitchen scraps and grains or whatever is at hand. As dutch oven said, they don't last long enough that time on the counter is a problem :D
As for color - shell color makes no difference in taste, but if you compare my neighbours eggs with supermarket stuff, you'll notice quite some difference in yolk color and in the density of the yolk. And that goes with taste difference.
Unwashed eggs that have never been refrigerated can actually last up to a year. Don't know that I'd want to try it, but that's what I've heard. You can check your eggs by putting them in enough water to cover them....if they completely float, don't eat them. If they stand on end, get them used ASAP. Always (always) store your eggs in the carton with the pointy end down. Can't remember why but it has something to do with how long you can keep them. You can now buy brown eggs in the store in the US. Most of those that I've seen are labeled free-range. Free range qualifications are that the chickens have to have x number of hours in the open air each day....not necessarily "free range" like my chickens. My chickens usually are turned out in the morning and go back to the chicken house at night. They have access to the manure piles, to the compost pile, etc. They are locked up right now because I've got some areas I wanted to plant seed and they will eat every last seed out there if they get a chance.