The snow is finally gone and the chickens can get out and peck at all the fresh new greenery. Its very relaxing to watch them meander around looking for tidbits. As one friend said, "Its the same kind of relaxing as watching fish in a fish tank." Their eggs are always good, but the fresh additions to their diet make the eggs they lay taste and look phenomenal.
Here is an egg quality chart from the "Incredible, Edible Egg" website.
|Break Out Appearance||Covers a moderate area.||Covers a moderate area.||Covers a wide area.|
|Albumen Appearance||White is reasonably thick, stands fairly high; chalazae prominent.||White is reasonably thick, stands fairly high; chalazae prominent.||Small amount of thick white; chalazae small or absent. Appears weak and watery.|
|Yolk Appearance||Yolk is firm, round and high||Yolk is firm and stands fairly high||Yolk is somewhat flattened and enlarged.|
|Shell Appearance||Approximates usual shape; generally clean,* unrboken; ridges/rough spots that do not affect the shell strength are permitted.||Abnormal shape; somem slight stained areas permitted; unbroken; pronounced ridges/thin spots permitted.|
|Usage||Ideal for any use, but are especially desirable for poaching, frying and cooking in shell.||Good for scrambling, baking and use as an ingredient in other foods.|
Here is a Fitzgerald's Family Farm egg freshly broken into a frying pan. Look at the thick high white, the firm, round, and high yolk and the incredible color. These eggs have a rich, divine flavor. They are truly an "Incredible, Edible Egg"!
Is there a Grade AA+?