Chickens & Eggs

Photo of Freddi Farm eggs taken this fall, in a re-used carton.

Reading Sarah’s recent posts reminded me that I never followed up on the Little Chicks. Well, they’ve long since grown up and we’ve been the lucky recipients of several cartons of brown and blue bounty from the Freddi Farm. Sometimes, when I happen to look into their backyard, I’m still surprised to see those girls pecking along, trying to uncover the tastiest vegetation and juiciest bugs.

There really is a difference in free-range, natural diet, home-grown eggs – they’re fresher, lower in cholesterol, contain 2 times more vitamin A and E, have twice as much omega-3 fatty acid, have less saturated fat, and have 5 times more beta carotene. The latter is totally obvious, as you can see from the photo below. That pale yellow yolk at the top is from a store bought egg, and the two bright yolks are from the Freddi Farm eggs. What a difference.


1 Response to “Chickens & Eggs”

  1. 1 Irene February 9, 2009 at 10:14 am

    we’ve been wanting to get chickens ever since buying our house. I hope this summer we finally get the coop built so we can have some free-range goodness as well.
    Freddie’s eggs look wonderful!

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