So, I've been buying eggs from an Amish Farmer for the last couple of months. He assured me his chickens are free-range and they eat grub and such. But today I heard his assistant say something about chicken-feed and I asked the farmer if he gave any additional food. He said he feeds them a grain-mixture of kelp, wheat, corn and some minerals. He said chickens need grains to lay eggs. He said he feeds about 80 lbs of this mixture per day to 300 chickens. Am I doomed to die of inflammation from too much O6? Just kidding, my question is are these eggs any better than the cage-free organic ones in the supermarkets? While eggs from no-grain-fed chickens are ideal, are these a better option than the eggs fed a "vegetarian-diet"? The yolks are definitely brighter than the store bought-ones but not as orange as the ones I've had in a village in the Mediterranean. Advice please.
No announcement yet.
So the eggs I've been buying are not truly "free-range" after all