We want our food to be healthy, nutritious, and flavorful. When it comes to eggs, there’s no competition: Farm-fresh eggs are simply better than store-bought.
From the superior flavor and nutritional value to the experience of keeping your own hens, there are reasons why many people fall for backyard chickens and the eggs they give. Find out for yourself with this list of the benefits of having farm-fresh eggs.
It’s in the name, after all. When you get your eggs straight from the hen house, you know exactly where they’ve been. There’s no processing, shipping, or shelf life unlike supermarket eggs. As a result, the eggs have a richer color, both in the shell and the yolk. They also have a richer, more flavorful taste.
IT’S BETTER FOR YOU
Farm fresh eggs tend to provide more nutritional benefits than commercial eggs. They contain less saturated fats and bad cholesterol. Meanwhile, these eggs are an excellent source of protein in your diet. They’re also full of omega-3 fatty acids, beta carotene, and vitamins A, E, and D. These elements are all necessary for a healthy diet. In fact, many people consider farm fresh eggs to be one of the best natural food sources of vitamin D.
YOU KNOW THE CHICKENS’ LIFE
A lot of loopholes and misconceptions can go into the organic or ethically raised labels you might see on store-bought eggs. One of the best ways to make sure your eggs come from a responsible source is to raise free range chickens yourself. This way, you know everything about the hens’ treatment and health. You can provide organic, free-range eggs for yourself without having to worry about where they really came from.
YOU GET TO SHARE
If you raise your own hens, you’re not the only one who can reap the benefits. Depending on how many chickens you have, you’re likely to have more eggs than you and your family can eat. If that’s the case, you can share—or sell—the eggs to friends, family, and other members of your community. This is a great way to make a little extra money at the local farmers’ market or simply share something nice with your neighbors.
Are you eager to discover the benefits of having fresh eggs that are better than those from industrial egg farms? Stromberg’s Chickens is here to help you start raising your own chickens. From egg cartons to chicken pluckers, we have everything you need to get your chickens raised the right way.
How does your family benefit from their farm fresh eggs? Share your thoughts (or delicious breakfast recipes) in the comments below!