Saturday, 10 January 2015

It's All About the Yolks Folks.......

Production is down in the hen house due to the new chicks born in November....and I'm only getting one (sometimes none) eggs a day....For the first time in 3 years I've had to buy eggs....I bought "free range" eggs from the supermarket yesterday.  I had one of my girls eggs that was laid yesterday and poached it along with the supermarket egg for breakfast this morning.....can you spot the difference !!  That gorgeous golden gooey ball of deliciousness is my egg...that insipid looking, pale yellow watery blob is the supposedly free range egg from the shop.  People often ask me why I go to all the trouble of having chickens, picking up their poops, cleaning out their house and making sure we have locked them away safely every night, even running late if we have trouble getting them in before we have to go out....well people, this is why!!   I actually fed the shop egg to the dogs, I couldn't bring myself to eat it.

There is no comparison to a home grown freshly laid egg....


  1. I totally agree...we didn't have chickens for most of last year and I was so pleased to get them back recently and back to yummy eggs ...I agree there is no comparison and I gave my sister some eggs last week and she couldn't believe it as well. Have a good week. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

    1. Thanks Kathy, I hope you get loads of joy from your new girls.

  2. This is exactly why I am SO excited to be getting my own 'girls' next week!! Jan x

  3. I have to agree, that shop eggs looks awfully unappetizing! I also had to buy eggs last week, but also got 4 chicks (7 wks old) last week, so should have some eggs to help supplement the old hens in a few months. Nothing else compares to homegrown.

  4. I can't eat those factory eggs any more either. "Free range" means nothing in a grocery store. Regulations permit the companies to make that claim as long as the hens have "access" to outdoors, even if they never leave the building. The companies can claim the eggs are free range by building a tiny enclosed "porch" on the building. It's a rip off in my opinion. The rich yolks in the eggs of farm-raised hens come (in part) from the beta carodyne they get from a foraged diet. They'll never have that if they never go outside.