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  • "Eggs with no added hormones or antibiotics" - a marketing trick?

    Eggs in my local supermarket have written on the box "Eggs have no added hormones or antibiotics". I can see how you would give a chicken hormones/antibiotics but can't see how you would do it to an egg.

    So is this just as it looks a marketing trick where they have likely pumped the hens full of hormones/antibiotics, but disingenuously claim they haven't done so to the eggs themselves?
    Or does this mean neither the eggs nor the chickens that laid them have hormones/antibiotics?

    The thing is the more expensive "organic, free range" eggs make the same claim, I haven't seen any that claim their hens have not been given hormones/antibiotics. The claim is always made for the eggs.

    I'm in Australia.
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