Eggs are costing about 50 cents each at the grocery store. If you’re looking for a cheaper, more sustainable option, why not buy chickens instead? Check out this video for detailed information about the cost of raising chickens.
If you’re debating whether to buy eggs or buy chickens to lay eggs, it’s important to consider the cost benefit of owning chickens. Sure, buying eggs is cheaper upfront – eggs don’t always come with a side of feathers and pecking! But in the long run, it might not be as cost-effective as you think. Chickens can provide eggs for 2 years on end and they’ll likely give you way more than just breakfast.
Organic eggs are eggs that come from chickens that are free-range and fed with certified organic feed. They contain higher levels of omega fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals than eggs from chickens raised in a traditional farming setting.
Brown eggs are usually laid by large chicken breeds such as Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, and Orpingtons. These birds are known to produce eggs with a deep golden-brown color and thick shells. They also tend to be some of the heartiest chickens around, so they’re a great choice for backyard homesteaders who want eggs all year round.
White eggs come from light-colored chickens like Leghorns, Anconas, and Minorcas. They tend to have thin shells and pale white yolks, but their eggs are still packed with nutrition and flavor. If you want eggs that look beautiful in the carton or on your plate, then white eggs could be just the thing for you!
Blue eggs appear bluish-green in color due to a layer of pigmentation over the eggshell’s surface that helps protect it from harmful UV rays and predators. These eggs come from Easter Eggers, Araucanas, and Ameraucanas – rare breeds that can often be hard to find if you don’t have access to an experienced breeder or hatchery. The eggs from these breeds have a slightly sweet taste which some people enjoy more than regular white or brown eggs.
We’re not sure if raising your own chickens is cheaper but can be a fun experience for the family…until the racoons come. But that’s a different story. Hopefully this helps you decide eggs or chickens for your breakfast needs! Good luck! Happy egg hunting!