Be they free range chicken or pasture-raised, chicken eggs are labeled Grade A, Grade AA and Grade B.
Grade A is normally found in grocery stores. With conventional eggs, these hens were encaged.
These hens were kept in cages. It does not have anything to do with the amount of space they were kept in or any effects on their diets.
Free Range Egg
Free Range Eggs come from hens that are allowed to roam outside.
Each hen is given a 108 sq ft of roaming room and fed a pasture diet which is all natural.
Previous hens had a diet mainly of corn and soy.
All these eggs boast of having 6grams of protein per egg but a Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences study comparing the eggs of the commercial hens and pasture-raised hens showed the latter ones had twice the amounts of Vitamin E, long chain of Omega 3 fat, and more than double the total amount of Omega 3 fatty acids.
What’s important is the diet of the farm of the egg you buy. Happy Egg Co. changed the diet of their hens and it reflected in the quality of yolks produced as well as the inner egg membranes showing a darker yellow hue. There’s a material impact in the final product of what a hen is fed.