Fresh eggs are much different from store bought, factory farm eggs. Let’s talk about what makes these eggs better when compared to store bought.
It turn out, there’s more to the term than just making a cute home decor sign. For starters, eggs come in a variety of colors, from white to brown, to blue to green, even some shades of pink! They also taste different (not nearly as bland) and tend to have a darker yolk which is indicative of a higher nutritional value. They come in all different sizes and shapes. Their shells vary from thin to think, bumpy to smooth.
So what exactly determines these differences in the eggs you’ll get from small farms, homesteads, and backyard urban chicken flocks?
In this post, our friend Jess from 104 Homestead walks us through all these common egg questions and gives us the answers to help you be an informed egg consumer.
Here’s an excerpt from the post, Farm Fresh Eggs FAQ:
“I get so many great questions about our farm fresh eggs. More and more consumers are shopping outside of the grocery store and instead, choosing to buy right from the source. Let’s be honest, farm fresh eggs aren’t always the same as grocery store eggs (like they are 100 times better). Here are some common questions I get:
- How is egg size determined?
- Do jumbo eggs come from old birds?
- How do I bake with differently sized eggs?
- Are white egg shells thinner than brown egg shells?
- Does a chicken’s coloring determine its egg color?
- Do chickens eggs change color as they get older?
- Do eggs from different colored shells have different flavors?
- What determines egg yolk color?
- What’s that blood speck in my egg?
Read the answers to these questions here: