I’ve done a comparison before between store-bought and pastured chicken eggs on this blog. But I wanted to show a size comparison and how lovely White Orpington eggs are.
The egg on the left is store-bought large grade A egg. The one on the right is my chicken’s egg. The hens are 18 months old now. Factory chickens are kept till one year of age for laying, then sent to places like Campbell’s for chicken noodle soup meat because their feed conversion ratio is no longer profitable (they lay a few less eggs as they age but eat the same amount). But what a treasure is lost from the more mature hen.