Cage vs. free-range eggs: Which do you buy & why?

what type of eggs do you buy and whats the reason why?

Cage vs. free-range eggs: Which do you buy & why?

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  • Always free range, but I go to local farms or markets as much as possible.
    We like eggs but I don’t want our food choices to fund ethically and nutritionally poor conditions for the animals that provide them

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  • I don't make a diffrence, its the same in the store
    But eggs from my grandma countryside always seems more natural
    The ones from the store are too pale... Their york is weirdly pale
    Poor cages chiken tho

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  • Good eggs have deep orange yolks and cheap eggs have yellow (or worse, watery yellow) ones. The difference in taste is huge. I buy organic eggs which actually have chickens living outside.

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  • I buy them from the supermarket so they're most likely caged.

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  • I don't know the difference and I just buy the cheapest I can find unless they have omega 3 enriched eggs in which case I don't mind paying a little more.

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  • I don't think they even sell cage eggs in my closest store. I just buy whatever I get my hands on, and they're free-range eggs. 🤷🏼

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  • I usually buy my eggs from the local farmer. The hens are free to roam around outside.

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  • Free range from farmers that dont like modern technology. Chickens eat worms and other natural things. Yolks are very yellow, eggs aren't rubbery.

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  • We buy free range. The boys eat a lot of eggs between them so it’s more costly but I dunno, buying the cheap caged ones doesn’t seem worth it

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  • I buy what ever is cheapest. Chickens are gross animals. I don’t care how they’re raised. Either way they will die. FYI I don’t eat meat.

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  • Whatever's cheapest for me.

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  • Organic free range

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  • I don’t know and I don’t particularly care

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  • Caged.

    I like to have the supermarket experience

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  • I'm vegan so neither.

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  • I buy what ever is on sale.

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  • Farm eggs

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  • Free range; and free range hens are allowed to go outside. I remember at one point I bought some free range eggs and it specifically stated that normally the hens were allowed outside but because of the weather they'd been kept in barns for a short period for their own protection haha

    My Mum used to keep hens and she got some that were rescued from a battery; it was really sad because they'd never been outside and when they did their feathers fell out and they looked ill :( . But they recovered and lived happily with my Mum

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What Guys Said 21

  • Only free range.
    Because I'm very big on organic food and I'm lucky to live in a country where it's very easy and cheap to get organic products. Contrary to places like America, we don't have special organic stores such as Whole Foods. That is, we do have such stores but they're not very important because you get great organic products at every normal supermarket (small and big).
    In Switzerland's two biggest retailers, about 40% of all products are organic ones. I actually got that from a newspaper article I read some time back.

    The reason this works here is because Swiss people love organic products, so they buy a lot of them. The high demand and the high supply of organic products that results from that means that the price difference between organic and non-organic is negligible for most product.

    I also have a few other standards when it comes to buying food. For example I exclusively buy meat from Switzerland, because we have much stricter animal protection laws than most other countries. In the case of fish, I generally try to only buy them from aqua farms, in order to not contribute to the manmade extinction of certain wild fish. And when I buy things like chocolate or tropical fruits, I try to buy fair trade, such as Max Havelaar or other labels like that.

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  • Free range, whatever is less authoritarian and weirdy imposing on the animals I eat is what I opt to buy. I don't respect factory farming and its abuses, but if I have to buy from it I try to buy in the direction of people who won't be assholes to the animals..

    You know Ghandi said you judge a society best by looking at how it treats its animals. I don't think men who would flog a pig or shoot it with nails or do any of the other weird shit I've seen in PETA propaganda are mentally sound and I think they disgrace human mental health as much as the lives of the animals they're helping put on tables. I would fuck someone up if I saw them doing half the shit I've seen video of. Because they just have no cosmic humility, how can you presume to use the circle of life and food chain as an excuse for pure sadism? I won't even kill a spider I can just move outside if I don't have to.

    I think buying caged eggs, just like any concession the poor have to make to live, isn't an intrinsically evil thing to do in itself though. For one thing, people aren't always educated about these things, and two they can't always afford to care. I think it's beautiful when people of means invest towards the healtheist possible transactions to be made in our economy.

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  • I don't care about whatever kind of life an animal had before any part of it arrived onto my table.
    I do, however, care about the quality of my food and about supporting small businesses, so I mostly buy my groceries from a local online farmer's market.

    Out of curiosity, I just checked where their eggs come from, and it just seems to be some old man and his wife.
    So, I assume they are pretty free-range, lol.

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  • I buy free ranged eggs, I was appalled when I first learned about caged eggs in High School. In what way is that not animal abuse. No wonder those eggs need to be immunised.

    I don't know about America but in UK under EU law, for free ranged eggs chickens must have certain space available. Its not huge but enough nonetheless. So I buy free-ranged eggs. When I can afford to I buy organic eggs.

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  • They don't really advertise such differences here in Japan, but if an orange yolk is a sign of a free range egg as @Cosytoasty, then all Japanese eggs I've encountered tend to have a deep orange hue to egg yolk, like this:

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    It's a huge difference I noticed from the eggs I got in America (they were probably caged) since the yolks were very yellow while what I normally get in Japan are deep orange. Japanese also eat lots of raw eggs so they might get sick if they ate caged eggs raw.

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  • I do organic. I believe in North America organic is regulated and there’s rules before you can get that label. Free run on the other hand is not and is more marketing than anything else (if I’m not mistaken). Basically the moment your chicken is out of a small cage it’s considered freerun, but they can still be all packed together like sardines.

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  • I don't buy eggs very often, but I gather the fast food I eat would be caged chickens, it is cruel, and probably should think more about where my food comes from.

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  • Farm raised when I can. I've been buying egg lands best for quite a while. Yes they cost more, but so worth it.

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  • I buy free range. At leased they're not in cages. Still pretty bad conditions though.

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  • Free range. You can taste the difference.

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  • i go organic free range

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  • I cannot discern a difference in taste.

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  • I buy whatever is the cheapest.

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  • I don't give a shit! Crack em and scramble.

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  • I buy whatever's the cheapest from Walmart.

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  • I just buy. I don't look

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  • Free range, I suppose.

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  • Free range

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  • we were buying cage free, because we think it tastes better and of course it's not cruel, but, caged are cheaper, and really just about the same taste, plus we don't go through them very fast anyway, so, might as well

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  • Free Range because they're healthier and its more human. It is even better if the hens are allowed to walk outside, get sunlight, and fresh air.

    I have seen videos about caged hens and the conditions are inhumane, they are cramped, some get trampled on, bacteria can get inside the eggs, and if they hens are raised for meat instead of eggs then the meat will also be unhealthier. Caged hens also usually need more antibiotics because sickness and bacteria will spread fast in bad conditions.

    My preference if free-range eggs or small farm free-range eggs. I also prefer free-range chicken meat. If they have an organic certification then its even better.

    There is always a different taste between free-range vs caged. Similar to how beef and dairy products will taste different between cows that are grass-fed and allowed to roam outside vs. standard factory farm GMO corn-fed cattle.

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