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I'm really trying to make better food choices. I have been craving eggs like mad lately. I picked up some Egglands Best eggs at the store. Then today I picked up brown eggs at the store. What are the best eggs to use? What's healthiest? This may be a dumb question...but I'm confused about it. Please help. TIA!!!!
 

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There no difference between brown and white eggs nutritionally. Its just the color of the shell.<br><br>
I use eggs my dd's collect out in the hay from our free range chickens. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"><br><br>
Can you find eggs from some folks that have chickens?<br><br>
The eggs in the store are imo gross. They are so old and the yolks so pale.
 

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I personally like brown eggs because they seem to taste better to me. Or it could just be because I switched to free-range eggs that's making them taste better. I can't wait until my hens are old enough to start laying.
 

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There is no difference in taste between brown and white eggs. The difference will come from what they are fed. Fresh laid eggs are the best but I am unable to raise them anymore so lately I have been buying organic free range eggs. Sadly, I just bought some from Trader Joe's and they did not taste very good to me. I will be on the lookout for another brand.
 

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I unfortunatley still use regular old grocery store eggs<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ....I so badly want to try some organic eggs, but have a hard time spending twice the price for half the eggs. I need to find someone local to buy from....how do you go about that?
 

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Yeah, I buy the really expensive organic omega-3 enhanced eggs. They are really good but pricey. Sometimes we buy just the regular free range eggs from our neighborhood store - the best they carry - and we can really tell a difference - thin shells and pale yolks. We want to have our own chickens eventually - we attended a "city chickens" seminar last year!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I don't eat eggs due to the animal torture involved in their production. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> (UNLESS you are lucky enough to have your own chickens or a neighbor with happy chickens running amock from which to collect eggs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> ). Here's an article on so-called "free range" eggs. It's depressing:<a href="http://www.goveg.com/organic_eggs.asp" target="_blank">http://www.goveg.com/organic_eggs.asp</a>
 

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I recently started to eat free-range, organic eggs that I buy at the grocery store. It's the best I can do right now. Starting in June, I'll be part of a co-op where I can get eggs from a local farmer who treats his animals really well, i.e. the chickens really are free and get plenty of sun. Check to see if there are any farms near you where you could get some good eggs.
 

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Does anyone have a local farmers market that sells eggs. Ours does, so in the winter when our hens aren't producing I got mine at the farmers market from farmers that had breeds that will produce winter through.<br><br>
OTHERWISE my kids or I go out back and collect from our own well loved girls that lay the yummiest dark yolked white eggs. I'm not picky on color, it makes not dif. except if they are green. I've read researches that indicate that the Auracana (sp) green/blue eggs are lower in cholesteral. Chickens that get more/most/all free choice non-commercial pellet foods have eggs with both good source of Omegas[3 and 6]. Vegitarian diet is not a natural diet for chickens, for those that get the "free range fed vegitarian foods" and alas those chickens really aren't "free ranged" from egglands.
 

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I buy eggs from our local health food store that gets them from a local farmer. Or sometimes I barter and trade with my friend who gets them directly from her farmer. I don't think the storebought eggs have very much nutrition in them.
 

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A local company has organic eggs and non-organic omega-3 eggs. I like their non-organic omega-3 eggs. The yolks are so dark and they are so full of flavor.
 

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Those of you that free range your own birds:<br><br>
How do you protect them from predators? My birds have a coop to sleep in with an attached run, but during the day they have free run of my fenced in backyard. It's a pretty big yard, but we have over 200 acres that I'd like for them to be able to explore. However, we have coyotes, owls, vultures, cats, etc. out here that would love to eat my chickens. What can I do?
 

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Yolk from eggs that are free range are rich orange. Chickens eat lots of grass and unmentionables.<br><br>
To protect from predators we use a rifle and a dogs. Our dogs are outside during the day of if we are gone. Most birds of prey don't care to be around if there are dogs.They sleep in a coup but I rarely lock them up for the night.<br><br>
We had a raccoon come around one night, was ready for him the next night be he never came back.<br><br>
We also have geese, don't think much would want to bother them and they are noisy to alert me should something be around.<br><br>
We live in the country and have all the animals of prey. Our neighbors dogs are our worst preditor. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:
 

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I get mine from my HF market. They're Humane Harvest and from near here in CA. They're organic, free-range, vegetarian fed. They're pretty pricey but I don't mind paying. I actually think eggs are disgusting but use them mainly for cooking things. Since I've been pg I go through little stages where I crave them and eat an egg every morning for like 4 days. Eventually I wanna stop using them all together.
 

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I get free-range organic that are supplied to our natural foods co-op by a local farmer in the winter, and buy them from our farmer's market in the summer.<br><br>
Question: What affects the thickness of the egg shell? I was cooking at my mom's house over the weekend, and was shocked by how thin and fragile the egg shells seemed compared to the eggs I buy. She just had the cheapy store brand.
 

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I'm sure it just falls back on how they're raised, what they're fed, etc. Organic free range veg fed eggs seems to be of much better quality then regular nasty "grade a" eggs. My mom and MIL buy those nasty eggs (not to mention when they buy...they support. Even if they don't agree w/ how those chickens are raised and treated..they buy the eggs which in my eyes is supporting that industry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: arrrgg. anways..) I noticed a huge difference when I see/touch my eggs and then theirs. I'm sure it has to be the way the chickens are raised/treated/fed...
 

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we get them from various local farms (mostly from the amish) who do free range, forge fed, vegitarian supplimented, omega three blah blah and sometimes organic. they are between $1.50- $2.50 per dozen and colors vary. I prefer the brown and green just because mentally I have thaty white = nutritionally poor thing drilled into me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I know rationally that with eggs it doesn't make a difference (just different breeds) but I can't get past it on a gut level.<br><br>
we eat a lot of eggs. (2-3 dozen a week) so having the good low cholesteral ones is very important. even paying the premium price it is still a cheap meal.
 

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We get our eggs at a local feed and grain store which sells organic ones from local farms - they are really tasty. They are all different colors depending on the chicken, some of them are white, some brown, some a funky green color! They all taste pretty much the same to me.
 
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