I am lucky enough to have a butcher who sells organic free range ones at a very reasonable price. In winter, they are harder to get. My butcher told me that it's because in winter more of the bird's energy goes into producing feathers to stay warm.
yes, i seem to learn something new from Angels every day. wonderful. i buy free range, but somehow they're still not quite the same as my daughter's chicken eggs, that come straight from her backyard. and the chickens always seem quite pleased with themselves when they've laid one - guess i just still love the fairytale side of life.
Yes, I have bought free-range for about 6 years now. I used to work with a girl who lived next door to a chicken farm. We would supply our own egg cartons and she would bring in a couple of boxes of eggs each holding 6 x 30 egg trays. I could definitely tell the difference. Now I purchase them from the Supermarket and hope they are the real deal...
No, I don't buy free range eggs as I do not trust them.
Free range means they have the option to roam however I read that many of them do not anyway and at night are locked away as normal cage chickens anyway, so cannot see the point.
This practise is open to lies, so I buy the XXX large ones at a local fruit shop -free range eggs are no longer more expensive at some of the markets etc here in Perth, and if they are, only by about 50 cents, so it is not really the price.
I buy free range and organic if I can, I never buy the brand Pace as the special I saw on them was upsetting and they would not let the investigator go thru the sheds. They were also very rude and told the journalist to leave. this is a choice article link that may help you…
My family police the eggs I buy and the insist we have only free range. I don't care but, I seem to have had to re-educate myself with handling & transporting free range. I always seem to have one broken egg when I return from the supermarket and if I don't want the egg broken like for making scrambled eggs or a cake or an omelette. I need to be extra careful when cracking the shell (like to make poached eggs). The shells seem to be very fine, or, is it just my imagination.
i used to but supermarket eggs , yes the shells are fragile and break easily also the eggs are small.
I now have my own backyard chooks they love roaming the backyard during the day and are locked up at night , they produce large eggs and stronger shells , at least now I know what the family are putting into their mouths