There are so many different types of eggs to choose from and with all the different languages used on the cartons, it’s hard to tell which one is best for you. Luckily, this guide is here to help you choose what type of egg to buy.
While it’s true that the chickens have not been kept in cages, they are still likely to be in cramped, dark barns, where their wings and their beaks have probably been clipped. So even though they aren’t in cages, it’s still not very humane. Also, the more stress the chickens are under, the less nutritious your eggs will be because of their stress, so it’s something to consider.
Again, this doesn’t mean that the chickens are outside all the time; rather, they are allowed to be outside for a certain period of time.
All this refers to is the kind of food the chickens have been given. Organic eggs come from chickens that have only been fed organic food, which means there are no unnatural antibiotics in them.
Though these are harder to find and usually very expensive, pasture-raised chickens are allowed to graze on pastures their whole life.