My mother-in-law just blessed me with some fresh eggs from her chickens, and remembering how I was surprised by them the first time I ever had fresh eggs I thought I’d share my thoughts with you.

First of all, if you are like me and always wondered about how exactly chickens and eggs work, and how to know when there is a chick inside and all that, you really need to check out my post on the subject. Boy, did I have it all wrong!

Okay, on to the eggs. The first time that my father-in-law ever plopped a fresh egg into my hand I was really surprised at how tiny it was! It was a little smaller than a golf ball. But then he showed me another egg, from a different kind of chicken, and it was much bigger… but brown, which was different to me too.

Since then I’ve learned that different kinds of chickens lay different sizes and colors of eggs.

The tiny, white eggs are from Bantams.

The big, brown eggs are from Rhode Island Reds.

And there are even blue and green colored eggs that come from Araucanas.

When I first cracked a fresh egg, right away I noticed how much tougher the shell was. It did not crack as easily as a store bought egg shell does.

The yolk was darker too. A nice, golden yellow/orange color.

Since I just happened to have a couple of different types of eggs in my fridge, I thought it would be fun to do a taste test.

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For size comparison I put them together for you to see. The huge white one is a store bought; the other two are fresh.

Here is how they looked cracked. It’s hard to tell by looking at the picture, but the two fresh egg yolks are a couple shades darker yellow than the other. The egg whites are more clear too.

Next I scrambled them up for a taste comparison:

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As you can see, the fresh eggs turned out a nicer yellow than the store bought. Honestly, I was afraid that I wasn’t going to be able to tell a difference in taste… that would have kinda spoiled the theory that fresh tastes better, huh? Well, I’m happy to report that I could taste a difference. The two farm fresh eggs did taste the same, but compared to the store bought, they were much better; richer tasting, yummier.

So, if you ever get a chance to try Farm Fresh Eggs, you won’t be disappointed.