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Brown vs white eggs
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Cowboy Joe    Posted 12-08-2001 at 10:55:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Being an ole city boy from the bowels of Manhattan, I never knew the difference between brown & white chicken eggs. Which one is "healthier" to eat? Which tastes better? - and why?

joseline    Posted 03-12-2009 at 17:09:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i,m doing a science fair and i need help on telling the diffent difference between white and brown eggs and which is good for you

thank you for your time.

kimberli w.    Posted 05-21-2009 at 15:18:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
the difference is bigger chickens lay brown eggs and smaller chickens lay the white eggs.

bill b va    Posted 12-09-2001 at 21:56:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]

i like green eggs and ham

Barb    Posted 05-01-2005 at 10:11:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What's the difference between brown chicken eggs and white chicken eggs?

CJC    Posted 12-11-2001 at 19:11:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
actually saw green eggs ( still in the shell ) maybe that Dr Suess wasn't so crazy after all. nah, he's a goof........

Richard Professional Firefighter    Posted 12-09-2001 at 19:03:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Everyone knows that the egg color is determined by the chickens ear color. OK ha ha, but I've heard that there isn't any difference in content. I keep white leghorn hens and always have white eggs.

F14    Posted 12-08-2001 at 14:11:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I get both from my chickens (mixed flock) and virtually everyone I sell to wants the brown.

Here's the logic, as I understand it: Most commercial egg producers with "production line" plants, captive birds that never leave their cages, artificial hormones, lights on 24-7 etc. produce white eggs, because the hybrids that can stand those conditions and lay the best, lay white eggs. These egg factories ship all over the country, and eggs can easily be 2-4 weeks old before you ever see them in the stores.

Conversely, folks that raise their own birds under more traditional home-flock conditions, let them range to supplement their regular feed, and get plenty of fresh air and sunshine tend to raise varieties that produce brown eggs. Frequently these are dual-purpose birds (meat as well as eggs) tend not to be as efficient (more pounds of feed per bird per year) and therefore not cost effective for the big factories. Brown egg producers tend to be local, so the eggs in the store are fresher.

Also, varieties that lay brown eggs tend to lay larger eggs.

If I were to take two eggs out of my coop, one brown and one white, fry 'em up and set 'em in front of ya, I seriously doubt ANYONE could tell me which is which, outside the statistics of random chance.

cornpickingal    Posted 10-17-2004 at 11:33:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The women around here prefer brown eggs, saying their yolks are more yellow and produce better homemade noodles! This comes from farmfolk who have been farming all their lives!

lexi gasic    Posted 04-01-2003 at 10:12:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
thats not true at all

Cowboy Joe    Posted 12-08-2001 at 14:59:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the info.

Les...fortunate    Posted 12-08-2001 at 14:05:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Bein from Noo Ingland, I'm used to brown eggs. Can't hardly sell a white one here so nobody hardly tries. I'm told that in Noo Yawk it's just the other way around.
Brown eggs is much prettier. They just look more like eggs. I like them blue and green Araucana ones too. Those are sposta have less cholesterol.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 12-08-2001 at 14:58:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I luv your Boston accent. Say - Paak the caa in Havaad Yaad, Translate - Park the car in Harvard Yard.

Les    Posted 12-08-2001 at 16:42:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I kin tell them Massivetwoshutts Hahvahd Yahd Kennedy type accents apart from mine easily. We don't sound like them f**ls. lol! I try to cultivate my native accent but it's mighty hard makin it come out of a 'puter keyboard.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 12-08-2001 at 19:34:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Coming from New England, you must be a NY Yankees hater? - the best and most hated team money can buy.

magpie    Posted 12-08-2001 at 11:55:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
No Difference Cowboy, one is brown, one is white. We sell brpwn ones, because people think they are more natural, but they are the same.

LazyHorse    Posted 12-08-2001 at 11:53:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't know exactly why but it seems brown eggs always taste better, and rumor is they are healthier.

jean wright    Posted 03-18-2003 at 06:54:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
what causes some eggs to be brown and some white?

what is the difference in the brown vs white?

thank you,


NilsDK    Posted 12-08-2001 at 12:18:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
LZ that's my opinion too. I buy all our eggs from an old lady near to me. She keeps a small flok of free range hens, and the eggs realy taste of eggs, and then the nice yellow colour.

The lady always wear a scarf, so one day I asked her if she was a muslim. She replyed, no, it's to awoy chicken manure in my hair :-)))
Grins from NilsDK

Burrhead    Posted 12-08-2001 at 11:56:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep they taste better but I don't know about the kolesterol.

Them blue and green aigs have a richer yoke too.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 12-08-2001 at 15:02:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
So which eggs should I buy/eat? White or brown? Seems like it makes no real difference.

lexus miller    Posted 12-05-2006 at 13:29:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i think that you should buy white instead of brown eggs because the brown egg costs more money so that what i think

Clemantine    Posted 12-08-2001 at 16:17:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Want some duck eggs?????

tee hee.

I have heard there is no difference but I think the blue and green have larger richer yolks and the brown ones set up prettier for sunny side type meals. White decorate better for Easter maybe...


Cowboy Joe    Posted 12-08-2001 at 19:36:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Reminds me of the classic Marx Bros. comedy - DUCK SOUP. Now that's comedy at its rib-ticklin' best. Finger lickin' good.

Burrhead    Posted 12-08-2001 at 17:32:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's right dem brown eggs are better tasting to me too.

massachusetts farm gal    Posted 10-03-2008 at 11:06:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I asked my Dad what the difference was between white and brown eggs many years ago. He told me, as he was breaking eggs into a frying pan, with his customary mischievious twinkle in his eye that white eggs were crunchier than brown eggs. Think about it......

Cowboy Joe    Posted 12-08-2001 at 19:38:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Burrhead - You've sold me. LONG LIVE BROWN EGGS - The browner the better.

E2EK1EL    Posted 05-23-2002 at 19:30:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]

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