free range eggs | Cage-Free? Free-Range? How Egg Carton Claims Relate to Salmonella Risks | Rodale News

free range eggs | Cage-Free? Free-Range? How Egg Carton Claims Relate to Salmonella Risks | Rodale News

Does the whole egg label thing confuse you?

It should.

What one thing seems to mean may not – at all – have anything to do with the generally accepted understanding.

Read this article!  It will help make sense of the whole mess.

If you buy eggs from us – you know without a doubt that our girls are pastured and allowed to be chickens!

Not only that – because our eggs are so popular – when you buy eggs here the eggs you receive are rarely more than 24 to 48 hours since being laid.  That’s fresh!

So…  pay attention to where your eggs came from.  Just because they’re cheap doesn’t neccessarily mean they’re good for you!

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6 thoughts on “free range eggs | Cage-Free? Free-Range? How Egg Carton Claims Relate to Salmonella Risks | Rodale News

  1. Okay, so of the options presented in the article, is pastured the best and most healthy option? I’m seriously considering trying to find a place to buy fresh eggs now, in light of this news.

    So, why would the chickens be debeaked in the first place? And why are the beaks necessary? For dust bathing?

    • Yep. Pastured is best. It keeps the chickens healthiest – and gives you the best quality egg possible.

      They debeak chickens so that they can cram them in to tiny little spaces. Chickens will seriously beat each other (even to death) if they aren’t given enough elbow room. There’s actually a recommended number of square feet per hen to keep them happy and healthy. Beaks are all about how they eat, and for grooming, and – well – they’re a pretty important part of bird anatomy. Dust bathing helps them keep their skin healthy – keeps mites, lice, and fleas away, too. We give our hens Diatomaceous Earth to dust in, as well – which helps quite a lot – and is a wonderful, organic way to help keep them healthier.

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