Post # 1
Just curious to hear some opinions on consumer opinions about eggs! I know this is a whole can of worms to crack, so let’s not get too gung ho about the deets of the situation (I think we’ve all heard the stories enough)
What I really want to know is when it comes to standing in the grocery store (or in a farmer’s back yard) how many people actually concern themselves with where their eggs comes from? Are you particular to organic, pasture fed eggs or are you happy to buy the cheapest eggs out there? Do you read packaging, do your research and hunt down the best eggs you can find or do you go with the flow and just buy a big carton of the white ones?
I’ll make the poll anon (if I can? I’ve never actually made a poll before!) just in case anyone wants to just vote and drop it but feel free to leave your opinions too!
Post # 3
I look for the cheapest price and buy whatever it is. Same with most things I buy at the grocery store. I’ve had fresh eggs from local chickens; they have a slightly different taste, but I wouldn’t call it better.
Post # 4
No, I’ve never given it much thought. Eggs are eggs to me.
Post # 5
Yes! I am vegan, primarily for animal-rights reasons, and the way egging hens are raised in factory farms is just heartbreaking. In my opinion they have it worst of all livestock. Occasionally i will regress my diet to vegetarian for holidays and such (mostly to aliviate pressure on family) but eggs and milk must be organic/local. It’s a rural community, so there are people around with a milk cow or hen for family use who we can buy from.
Post # 6
yes, definitely. i hate regular grocery store eggs, they disgust me a little bit.
(i only use them for baking though, i don’t actually eat eggs like hard boiled or omelettes. my husband does)
Post # 7
I guess I should explain myself too eh? aha.
I am a recent convert. I used to buy cheap white eggs by the dozens and I didn’t give a rats butt about a darned thing! I bought lots of cheap things, I’m a poor broke student. But we went through a food learning curve and started to rather eat smaller amounts of good quality food. I used to buy pasture fed eggs from the grocery store but I just recently found a lady with chickens up the street that sells me eggs from her happy chicken for $4 a dozen! I paid like.. 2.50 ish for white eggs, more than four dollars for good eggs at the store so getting them for cheaper than that (and not THAT much more than white ones) while supporting our local farmers seems worth it to me so far! Plus we had the most delicious egg breakfast ever! Yum. I love how real fresh eggs taste!
Post # 8
I care about animals’ well-being. It is difficult to figure out if chickens preserve their well-being while giving birth to eggs that are subsequently taken from them. Therefore, I choose not to eat eggs.
Post # 9
I always try to buy cage-free organic eggs and when I purchase meat I tend to go organic as well. And if I get milk I never get the store brand, I get the local milk.
I’m not a vegan or even a vegetarian, and I’m going to rant–just a little!–but large corporate food industries scare the crap out of me. They are too large and unregulated and allowed to get away with too much. I’m fine with paying a little more for quality, and it makes me more mindful of my spending. Do I really need that giant bag of Cheetos or that box of pop tarts? (That thinking never works with chocolate though, lol.)
Post # 10
I almost never buy eggs period, but usually get whatever I can just get six of because I wont use a dozen fast enough. My parent’s get farm fresh free range chicken eggs from a friend in exchange for some of my dad’s home grown produce and they do taste better but for how little I use them, the 98 cent eggs work. Also, brown versus white eggs are just based on the type of chicken, it isn’t like bread where brown is better than white. Totally didn’t know that for longer than I care to admit.
Post # 11
I had an issue with buying any commercially produced eggs after watching a doco about the living conditions of these hens for both ‘free range’ and cage eggs.
So, I pestered the other half to build me a chicken coop! We now have three very happy fat red hens in our back yard who each lay us a big brown deep orange/yellow yolked egg every day. we have also all but eliminated our snail problem, and our lawn is lovely and green from all the extra fertilizer it now recieves hehehe!
They really are the best pet. They can be a bit messy, but the pros out weigh the cons by a mile! I could never eat bought eggs again!!
Post # 12
I buy organic, cage free eggs.
Post # 13
Eggs are eggs are eggs to me. As long as they’re chicken, and not ostrich or something, I’m good with whatever.
Post # 14
When I own land I will have my own chickens. Until that day I will only buy free range eggs. I have met a few ex cage hens that have been rescued and they are a sad looking bunch. Most only had half of their feathers from being pecked by other hens 🙁
Free range eggs taste nicer too!
Post # 15
Two of my friends have laying hens. We get our eggs from them.
If I need eggs and can’t get any from them, I buy cage free.
Post # 16
@chasesgirl: You are right about there being no difference between white and brown eggs except for colour. Basically if it’s a white chicken it lays white eggs and if it’s a brown chicken it lays brown eggs…that’s it! They’re exactly the same on the inside. Being a farm girl I’m always entertained by people insisting brown eggs are better. lol