Most eggs purchased in the supermarket are quite old and tasteless. The shells are soft, the yolk is pale and the white is usually runny like water. These are all indications the eggs are not optimally fresh and come from a super-size production farm. Buying fresh local eggs from a small farm will provide your family with a much healthier source of nutrition and a far better tasting egg.
If you have the space and time to dedicate to raising your own poultry you can enjoy the freshest eggs you will ever eat! If you have young children raising poultry can be a good learning experience for them. Teaching children to raise animals instills responsibility and an appreciation for where their food comes from.
Follow this link to learn How to tell if your eggs are fresh. Try it and you may become more interested in raising eggs for yourself.
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