Eggs: Do you concern yourself with the origin?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Where do your eggs come from?
    Big box carton of white eggs, we eat too many of those things/like the bargain : (80 votes)
    37 %
    Brown eggs from the grocery store, don't know/worry about origin : (10 votes)
    5 %
    Organic and pasture fed eggs : (96 votes)
    44 %
    Farm fresh eggs, we like to meet our chickens! : (30 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    2355 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    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
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    No, I’ve never given it much thought. Eggs are eggs to me. 

    Post # 5
    402 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
    2546 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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 # 8
    1360 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    1109 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    5533 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    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
    465 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    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
    4395 posts
    Honey bee

    I buy organic, cage free eggs. 

    Post # 13
    2174 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    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
    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    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
    607 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 1988

    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
    1826 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @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

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