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    Local market (Fresh and Easy) has eggs from The Happy Egg Co -
    the happy egg co.

    Anyone have any thoughts on these eggs? The price was reasonable at $3.49/dz, versus the $7+/dz Whole Foods charges for their pastured free-range eggs. Honestly we go through too many eggs to consistently pay Whole Foods prices. I live in the desert wasteland that is Las Vegas, so finding local eggs is...challenging to say the least. Just broke open a happy egg, yolk was considerably more orangey-golden than the yolks of the "cage-free" eggs we had, that is a good sign, right?

  • #2
    golden yolks is a good sign..... yes.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Badkty22 View Post
      Local market (Fresh and Easy) has eggs from The Happy Egg Co -
      the happy egg co.

      Anyone have any thoughts on these eggs?
      I only ever buy these, as I consider them the best in supermarkets at the moment. As you say, the price is very good!
      I'm in the UK and didnt realise they sold anywhere else!
      The TV adverts for these eggs that used to be on, it does show 'happy' chickens running free on wild ground with masses of space, but how realistic this is I couldnt say!
      I'm not a complete idiot! There's parts missing!!

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      • #4
        Is there a way you can have your own chickens? We have six brown shavers and we get 6 eggs a day! They are in a pen but have plenty of room to scratch and peck. We give them chicken pellets and food scraps.
        Go sell crazy somewhere else.........we're all stocked up here.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ssn679doc View Post
          golden yolks is a good sign..... yes.
          The color of the yolk is usually indicative if the type of feed and not always a sign that the chicken is organically raised or cage-free.
          F 28/5'4/100 lbs

          "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."

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          • #6
            Also surprised they're being sold here -- I've had them while in the UK and they're pretty good. Even better with that price.

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            • #7
              I recently contacted them about conditions etc. There was a recent farm that they dropped because the conditions were not up to scratch but their standards are very high.

              They work with Bristol University to create "happy environments" for the chickens. The build little platforms for them to climb on, sandboxes for them to dust bathe in and the chickens generally scratch around in areas full of trees.

              This video is from a food channel and takes you through a day on one of their farms:


              They have a YouTube channel that shows their conditions etc. and it really does look great.

              In fact, this link pretty much says it all.
              If you are interested in my progress you can see it here.

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              • #8
                Thanks for the replies! Very happy to have discovered these eggs, they certainly seem to be the best of my available options.

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                • #9
                  The yellow in egg yolks is beta carotene. Mate of mine round the corner was raising his own chooks and his eggs were very pale. So he got some "yellowing feed" from his produce store to be mixed in with the regular grain, it's perfectly natural and as its name suggests is made from carrots, also seaweed, squashes etc. Eggs yellowed up nicely - I expect most if not all commercial producers add something similar.

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                  • #10
                    Perhaps it depends on the breed?
                    I had chickens in the past and my hens ate what nature intended and the yolks were very golden. No feeding of special colouring pellets!
                    I'm not a complete idiot! There's parts missing!!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rattybag View Post
                      Perhaps it depends on the breed?
                      I had chickens in the past and my hens ate what nature intended and the yolks were very golden. No feeding of special colouring pellets!
                      Yes, I've noticed that if they have a lot of greens then their yolks get very golden. My egg yolks are quite pale at the moment as its winter and the chickens have used all the greens in their pen. I'll be picking greens from the garden for them and a lot of weeds in the garden too they like.
                      Go sell crazy somewhere else.........we're all stocked up here.

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