There are over 150 breeds of domestic chickens.
Their eggs are a variety of colors from white, brown, green, blue and even pink!
Hens can lay eggs without a rooster. The eggs will never hatch though, as they are unfertilized.
It takes a chicken 24-26 hours to produce an egg.
An unwashed egg can stay fresh for six months, if it is refrigerated shortly after being laid. Washing the egg removes the bloom-a thin protein coating that stops harmful bacteria from penetrating through the eggs porous shell-so a fresh egg shouldn’t be washed until just before cooking.
Eggs from hens like ours are a lot healthier than most supermarket eggs. USDA nutrient data shows that compared to commercial eggs, eggs from hens allowed to peck on pasture may contain up to: 1/3 cholesterol – 1/4 less saturated fat – 2/3 more vitamin A – 2 times more omega 3 fatty acids – 3 times more vitamin E – 7 times more beta carotene and 4-6 times as much vitamin D!
Healthy and delicious eggs from pastured hens are available at our Farm Stand every week. Tuesdays and Fridays from 10m-5pm.