Our Eggs come, obviously come from our Chickens.
The main staple of our chickens is Layers Pellets, and Mixed Corn. They do get some fruit and veg including pear, apple, broccoli (a favourite) as well as the odd cooked potato.
To supplement this – to their feed we add number of other Poultry Feed bits and bobs to keep them firing on all cylinders.
Now the thing about Garden Hens eggs is that they will be quite different from Supermarket eggs in a number of ways.
- The yolks are a natural yellow instead of an E-Number luminous orange
- Happy Garden Hens Eggs are yummy – click to read my taste comparison
- The Eggs are fresh so frying when Egg they should remain pert rather than sprawling across the frying pan. They are also excellent poached when fresh
One possible drawback of having fresh Eggs is that Boiling a fresh Egg (eg, less than a day or so old) can be difficult as the white may not set. Best leave the Egg for a day or so or poach it instead.
Our chickens from Omlet came vaccinated against the following:
- Mareks Disease
- Infectious Bursal Disease
- Infectious Bronchitis
- Newcastle Disease
- Turkey Rhino – Tracheitis
- Avian Encephalomyelitis
Eggs from the supermarket should also come from chickens that have been vaccinated against these diseases. Best to check with the cashier if you are unsure. Although the cashier may not know the name of the Chicken that laid your Egg.