I saw eggs advertised in the grocery store the other day; $1 for a dozen! Makes it kind of hard to compete against them if you have to pay nearly $1 just for the box.
free range chickens are like a whole different species. I have not eaten a store egg in many years. Every once in a while I try one just so I remember just how great mine are
Tractor Supply sells them. I don't know the price, sorry.
I read somewhere that a lot of the "free range" eggs at the grocery stores were a sham. Supposedly to be labeled "free range" about all they have to do is open a window for about one second. Not really but you get the jest of what I'm trying to say. The chickens sure aren't let loose and brought back to the chicken factories.
IMHO You are confusing two terms "cage free" and "free range" with "Open range" chickens BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
we dont use the term open range here in Michigan. Cheap eggs come from birds that live there lives in small wire cages with auto feeders and water. Cage free simply means they have a small pen to go into with dirt to scratch around in. They eat everything green in the pen in just a day or two. Free range means they are free to go where every they want. No cage or pen. Mine hens have a 16 X 16 ft hen house with the door open to the back field. They spend there days all over the place. They go back in the field and eat corn from my deer feeder and the next hour they are in the hog barn eating and scratching and they eat every bug and worm they stumble on to. When they need to lay they make a mad dash back to the hen house. So the question Jim is what do you consider "open range"
Quote from: RC on October 12, 2013, 10:40:06 PMTractor Supply sells them. I don't know the price, sorry. $0.49 @ Cartonhttp://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/one-dozen-farm-fresh-eggs-cartonI know it's a it may be expensive for some LOL BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
The yokes in my eggs are a deep orange color. BlueBees $1.00 store eggs are yellow