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    We get true free range eggs from a friend who lives out of town. Her chooks live the life of luxury! I won't buy supermarket ones anymore, they taste funny

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    I usually buy barn laid. To me there is little difference between barn laid and free range in terms of animal ethics. Free range does not necessarily mean they are outside running around, and even if they were I would rather have the hens inside away from the weather and predators stressing them out than running outside in heat and cold with foxes prowling the vicinity.

    Also, I have never been able to taste the difference between barn laid, free range, caged eggs. The hens are usually fed the same feeds no matter what system they are in. They only time I can taste it is when I get eggs from friends where the chooks are eating anything and everything.

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    I don't buy eggs.

    Anyone looking to get their own hens, please take a look at adopting an ex battery hen. They'll still lay eggs for you and you get to give them a chance at a normal life that they never would have known otherwise.

    http://www.homesforhens.net/

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisymoo View Post
    I noticed at my local wollies the other week that the wiggles have their own eggs out!!!...I had to stop and double look,couldnt believe it...Wonder if they are free range? I cant say i noticed as i was to busy trying to get my head around why the wiggles would need to put their faces on a carton of eggs!!
    I reckon the Wiggles brand would sell it's soul if the price was right. Bandaids, biscuits, yogurt, toothbrushes, nappies, eggs - the skys the limit when you're selling out ;-)

    To answer the OP, yes I always buy free range. I buy the RSPCA eggs because I assume they wouldn't put their name to free range unless the chickens were in fact in good free range conditions.

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    I buy my eggs from the farm about 10 minutes from my house I get 30 eggs for $7

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    I buy free-range organic. Apparently there is a difference but I forget what. THey are the most expensive ones but I just avoid looking at the price and don't notice in the end. I don't eat eggs though and really the girls have scrambled ones a couple of times a week so we don't need a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forkie View Post
    Californication, we have 5 chooks. they lay, on average 21-25 eggs a week. We always have surplus. In the winter months, when they moult, they stop laying for a few weeks though.
    Thanks for that. That's more eggs that we would eat, so might start with 2 and see how we go. Or get 5 and sell the surplus to the IL's

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    Quote Originally Posted by bada View Post
    I don't buy eggs.

    Anyone looking to get their own hens, please take a look at adopting an ex battery hen. They'll still lay eggs for you and you get to give them a chance at a normal life that they never would have known otherwise.

    http://www.homesforhens.net/
    Those poor little bald chickens I'd adopt 50 if I could. Just awful.

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    I buy homebrand occasionally. We don't have a lot of eggs and I prefer to buy free range or barn laid on special, but yeah I do buy cage eggs occasionally. Why? Because it's what I can afford. Though mostly I choose to go without rather than buy cage eggs, but sometimes I do buy them and try not to think about it


 

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