The Difference Between a Farm Fresh Egg and a Store Bought One.


Egg Yolks 3


So?  There’s one on the left, and one on the right.  Which is which?

One egg is a 100% organic, free range egg from a grocery store.

One is a 100% organic, free range egg from my coop.


  1. Mary says:

    I don’t have a clue. I’ll guess right.
    Interested, however, in knowing how your squash is doing in the cage you made. M.

  2. Amie says:

    Left! Look at that colour! Yummy

  3. Brenda j says:

    Wow… what a colour diff as well as the fresh centered yolk on the left. Looks good from the coup Karen.
    Cheers, Brenda

  4. Lucy says:

    I’m guessing the one on the left, too. It looks like the eggs I occasionally get from a friend who has chickens. Those yolks are so much more flavorful than what it is in the stores after being in storage for a long time. I remember all the households in Ireland having big bowls of fresh eggs in big bowls that were kept on their kitchen counters. When I asked why they didn’t refrigerate them to keep them fresh, they said there was no reason to, as the fresh eggs lasted a long time. Just looking at the one on the left makes me want an omelet!

  5. Belinda Philp says:

    left for sure!

  6. tricia rose says:

    Long time since I raised chickens, but I seem to remember yolk colour comes from what you feed them, and viscosity of the white indicates freshness. I go for the one on the right (and for some reason I must really care as I have typed this all out on an iPad).

  7. Claire says:

    I vote for the left one because of its color. Your polls never cease to amaze me!

  8. Centi says:

    I think it’s the right one. The left one looks too dark to be, well, “selfmade”.

  9. Jenn says:

    Left is fresh, Right is store bought (at least with my chicken eggs, the yolks are always darker and a “tighter” globe..while store bought are pale and thin in comparison)

  10. Annie says:

    Left!! Welcome to the world of wonderful, delicious, home-grown eggs! Not sure if I can ever NOT have chickens in my life :)

  11. Chelle (@Asheyna) says:

    Left is from the coop. I’ve only ever seen eggs with real color from “real” chickens lol.

  12. Barbara H. says:

    I do believe it’s the one on the left. I’ve had eggs from free range chickens and the yolks are an amazing color – just like the one on the left.

  13. Lucy says:

    I would say the one on the left is your chickens…I recall Martha saying that freshest eggs are darker with plumper yolks. And from this pic that would be the left side one.

  14. carey says:

    i know, i know… pick me!

  15. Mary says:

    The one on the left is from your chicks…

  16. Pati Gulat says:

    I was raised on a farm…the one on the left is yours….and MUCH more tasty than the one on the right…;o))))

  17. Nancy says:

    The left, for sure, look at that color !

  18. Cassie Moore says:

    well, the one on the left looks like the ones we get from the local farmers we get eggs from. VERY orange yolks from corn-fed chickens. Usually the whites are the way to tell if you have two regular store-bought eggs, but I’m going with the yolk thing – the left is YOURS.

  19. mary says:

    the left for sure. You can’t buy an egg that color in any grocery store. The chicken that layed that wgg is truly free range.

  20. Marti says:

    Whoops. LEFT: KAREN’S COOP.

  21. Marti says:

    I’m going to say the one on the left is organic, but it’s really hard to say without a side shot and a more closeup picture of the white.

    Yer evil. But wow, Karen: 500+ comments on your post yesterday. Hurray YOU!

  22. V says:

    Um… wow. I’m gonna say the one on the left is the fresh one!

  23. Michelle says:

    I think the one on the left is from your backyard – Am I right?

  24. Caroline says:

    Right must be fresh, because the left looks familiar to me and I’ve only ever bought eggs from the grocery.


  25. Alisha says:

    There is nothing that compares to a fresh egg (left) They taste and look better!

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