Updated: Jul 28
Here's a fun fact, the eggs you in the store are usually 6-8 months old before they hit the shelves and as times passes, the egg becomes less nutritious.
If you had asked me years ago if I had thought there was a difference between fresh eggs and store bought eggs, I would have said probably not. But, now? I'd say everything is different!
Many of the differences between store bought and farm fresh eggs all comes down to the nutrition and age of the chickens. If you compare the two side-by-side you'd notice that farm eggs are more dense due to the different diets of the hen. Just like the saying, "you are what you eat," the hen's egg is a direct product of its diet. When chickens are fed a high quality, varied diet of fruits, vegetables, and grains, along with protein found naturally in a homeowner's yard.
Homegrown chickens are fed with more nutritious food than those who are raised in a factory for mass consumption. This is why the yolk is noticeably darker, reflecting the diet of the chicken, and the quality nutrients are then passed along to those who eat them. Homegrown chickens spend their days soaking up Vitamin D, while factory farmed hens are stuck inside eating feed devoid of nutrients that just isn't as good or fresh.