We came home from meeting Ralph and Kathy Packard of Misty Meadows Farm yesterday with a dozen beautiful farm eggs in a range of shades of pink and brown. Brian commented immediately upon taking the carton that it was *heavy.* I had to test for myself of course and indeed it was heavy! How could a dozen eggs feel so solid? My curiosity piqued, I emailed Kathy as soon as I got home with my first ignorant question about the workings of farms and nature. Here’s here reply.
I think the eggs are heavier because the chickens are allowed to roam, and I do mean roam. They meet me at the door all the time. They aren’t raised in confinement like chickens that lay the store bought eggs. They get a chance to eat God’s natural goodness without the addition of hormones and antibiotics.
She went on to say:
We noticed that after the storm, our chickens laid eggs like crazy and they were enormous. We had many that wouldn’t fit into our biggest cartons. It’s like the storm scared the eggs out of them.
Oh, the things I’m going to learn!
(Brian naturally made a quiche the instant we walked in the door with the eggs.)