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Thread: Do you check your eggs for freshness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6bg6ga View Post
    I'm of the opinion that the mind can and usually does play tricks on a person. I'd be willing to bet that if you blindfolded a person and sat them down to the table they wouldn't be able to tell any difference between store bought eggs and fresh. The wife used to bring home very fresh eggs from a friend that sold eggs that she worked with. Either my taste buds are totally gone or there isn't any difference. I surely couldn't tell any.
    On what you are calling fresh was are they feeding the chickens? If it the same as the large producers are using you would not taste a difference. Eggs from free ranges chickens have much more flavor in the spring, summer and fall when they eat greens and bugs. In the winter when the are on chicken feed not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Tecs View Post
    On what you are calling fresh was are they feeding the chickens? If it the same as the large producers are using you would not taste a difference. Eggs from free ranges chickens have much more flavor in the spring, summer and fall when they eat greens and bugs. In the winter when the are on chicken feed not so much.
    She used to buy farm fresh eggs year around. I assume part of the time they were fed from feed. Still couldn't tell any difference other than yoke color.

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    Lots of farm raised chickens never get out of a coop and live on chicken feed year around. Easier collecting the eggs that way.

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    Since egg production (a recent regulatory acquisition) is inspected by the same agency that does your meat and poultry. I've had to spend a good bit of time in laying operations. Couple thing to keep in mind about eggs. There is no quality difference between free range chicken eggs and caged operation produced eggs. The caged bird probably receive a better proportioned diet (vitamins and minerals) than it's free ranging cousins. Most operations have dietary specialists and frequently Veterinarians on the payroll. If you raise your own or buy off a local grower, wash them, preferably with water with a very small amount of bleach (less than 200ppm) the likelihood of salmonella bacteria on the exterior is extremely high. The expiration or sell by date means almost nothing, I have three month old eggs in my refrigerator as I type this and they will be hard boiled tonight. If your not certain, candle the egg, you will definitely see blood spots if they are present. . Floating only works with embryonic eggs or after the contents start producing hydrogen sulfide (rotten) Neither condition is particularly desirable is you want to eat an egg. Never hard boil a fresh egg, wait a couple weeks, the difference is huge.And if you are convinced one is better than the other, I would suggest that you eat up and enjoy. Either way, they are an excellent source of protein.


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    Before my hearing decided to start going yes I was an audiophile. Repairing electronics you tend to collect things people don't want to pay to fix!

    And yes a chicken that is out eating greens and bugs lays eggs that are far tastier than store bought!


    Quote Originally Posted by 6bg6ga View Post
    Your probably an audiphile also. A simple blind taste test will prove there is no difference in the eggs other than a slightly darker yoke.

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    We have ducks as mainly pets and get 3-5 eggs a day. We just do the water test on them when finding eggs they've hidden. Otherwise they're less than a day old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryB View Post
    Before my hearing decided to start going yes I was an audiophile. Repairing electronics you tend to collect things people don't want to pay to fix!

    And yes a chicken that is out eating greens and bugs lays eggs that are far tastier than store bought!
    You have to remember Mary that Radio Shack and anything from the big box stores isn't considered to audiophile quality. The true audiophile equipment generally starts at $3-5K and up per piece all separates and nothing intergrated and certainly nothing with built in EQ's or anything for home theater.
    I have stacks of commercial equipment that I have repaired that is sitting on my shelves and still on my books. I fix it and then one of our salespersons sells them a new unit to get their commission and I end up with parts and labor in a unit and lost time.

    I asked the wife and she seems to be able to tell a difference between the farm eggs and the store eggs so I must be wrong. Maybe too many years in the factory smelling oil vapor, stamping compound, tapping oil to be able to tell a difference.

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    farm eggs and the store eggs

    There is one of the errors! Is not farm vs store! It should be along the lines of free range, or pastured eggs vs caged, or layer mash fed eggs.

    As an example. I buy most of my eggs from a neighbor about 1/2 mile down the road, in the country mind you. His birds are penned and fed layer mash and are identical to eggs bought from the grocer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundarstick View Post
    farm eggs and the store eggs

    There is one of the errors! Is not farm vs store! It should be along the lines of free range, or pastured eggs vs caged, or layer mash fed eggs.
    The eggs we used to buy were from un caged hens running free eating whatever they found.

    Still think an egg is an egg

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    Yep, the chemicals have dulled your ability to perceive the finer points of taste and smell!

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