Why do my eggs appear dirty?

Washing eggs will remove the dirt, but… it will also remove the natural, anti-bacterial coating on the shell, called the “bloom” making it more susceptible to bacteria and spoilage.

We use a dry cleaning method when necessary and occasionally rinse them under warm running water.

Why are eggs different colors?

Egg color is determined by the genetics of the hens.   The breed of the hen will indicate what color eggs she will produce.  For example, Leghorn chickens lay white eggs while Orpington’s lay brown eggs and Ameraucana produce blue eggs.

The color of the hen’s earlobes actually determined the color that the hen will lay.  Chickens with white earlobes generally lay white eggs, while chickens with red earlobes lay brown eggs.

What is the difference between a mass Produce Farm Egg and a Backyard Farm Egg?

The difference is how the chickens are essentially treated, raised and fed.    You can actually see the difference and taste the difference between the two eggs.  Backyard eggs typically are smaller and have the envisioned egg shape with a darker yolk.   Mass produced eggs are oddly shaped and have a lighter yellow yolk.

Backyard Hen

Where happy hens live and play!!!