Monday, February 12, 2007


In my new found role as an Earth Mother, it is now part of duties to do the grocery shopping and I have to confess that I find eggs quite stressful. I mean, of course, that there are so many different types of eggs that one finds it difficult to choose the correct eggs.

I know for sure that I don't want cage eggs - I don't need the bad karma from 4 billion unhappy chickens. But are the free range eggs better than the barn laid eggs? Will I get bird flu from free range eggs? I can choose to purchase barn laid eggs that are fed non-genetically modified food but is it better to select the free range eggs that are antibiotic-free? And finally - are the organic eggs laid by happy chickens?

What I need is an instruction book.


Blogger Craig said...

So what you really want is eggs from the happiest chickens? I suggest skipping the free-range, hormone-free, organic or antibiotic-free chickens and going straight for the eggs from the highly medicated Prozac chickens. They may not have the best living facilities, but they're ok with that.

10:41 pm  
Anonymous TheFatBadMarriedGuy said...

Suze, do you believe everything you read and hear in the media?

11:04 pm  
Blogger Blandwagon said...

Just buy the frickin' eggs already. Grocery shopping is not a hate crime.

10:52 am  
Blogger granola girl said...

In case you (and, you know, anyone else) really care(s) the order of cruelty from meanest to nicest:
1. Normal eggs/caged/battery-laid
2. Barn laid
3. Free Range
4. The weird hippy guy who lives next door who raises chickens to sell the eggs to the neighbors

Interestingly enough, it appears as though Australia is the country that cares the most about these restrictions. In the US you're real choices are 1 and 4, as the regulations are so loosely worded that having a window in the barn counts as 'free-range'.

1:16 pm  
Blogger L said...

I've read that the organic eggs have higher protein

2:18 pm  

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