What’s the difference between white and brown eggs?

When you go to the grocery store have you ever wondered, what’s the difference between white and brown eggs?

We used to only see white eggs, in the different sizes. Then they started adding the “natural” and “organic” eggs and those were brown.

I remember as a kid the chickens we had laid brown eggs. So I guess, back then, I thought the brown eggs were the healthy eggs and the white eggs were “store bought”.

A dozen colored eggs
Photo by Kelly Neil on Unsplashed

I’ve learned a few things since then.

Backyard Poultry wrote an article that gives some great information on the differences of white and brown eggs, or more accurately, the lack of differences. They explain why some eggs have color and some don’t.

Brown isn’t the only color of egg a chicken can lay. The picture above doesn’t even show all the different colors of eggs. Spoiler alert**** There are some really pretty eggs out there, depending on what chicken you get.

Moral of the story is, you can enjoy, equally, all colors of eggs.

eggs arranged like a flower
I love the different hues of colors we get now.

Our new batch of hens will lay a variety of white, brown and maybe some other colors. I’m excited to see the variety once they start laying in about 18 more weeks. You’ll get that variety too if you want buy eggs from us.

Give us a call if you’d like some farm fresh eggs.

Now you know all there is about the differences between white and brown eggs.

2 Replies to “What’s the difference between white and brown eggs?”

  1. We love getting the delicious fresh eggs from Rustychain farm. Getting to come by and actually see your chickens free-ranging, let’s us know we are getting all the nutrients from your chickens eggs, that we should naturally be getting from eggs. Of course, they are quite scrumptious too! Thank you so much for raising these chickens & eggs as God intended and making them available for the rest of us.

    1. Thank you so much!! I’m so glad you enjoy them so much and it’s always so enjoyable to see you when you all come by. My furbabies all love it when you come by too. You spoil them so much.

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