Pasture raised vs commercial eggs

Winter Solstice. The longest night and shortest day of the year. The hens need more than 12 hours of daylight, per day, to lay eggs on a regular basis. This time of year in Michigan, they aren’t going to get it.

Our hens have only been laying about 2 to 3 eggs per day. Not very many, considering they were laying as many as 18 per day over the summer.

We have been purchasing commercial organic eggs, to make up the difference. Two of these eggs are from our hens, two are from the store. When they are compared like this it is so obvious the difference that pasture raised makes. The yolks of our eggs are just so dark and thick. I can’t wait for our hens to start laying again.

I may want to curb my egg consumption. Just how are those commercial egg producers getting so many eggs ?

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