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Vine House                 Tel:   01388 731131
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Bishop Auckland        Email: info@durhamhens.co.uk
Co. Durham                 
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Poultry & Eggs
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Hens for Sale - Good Egg Layers & Pets



All about Eggs!




Eggs, functional value:

Egg yolks enhance the colour of baked products.

Egg yolks naturally emulsify fats and liquids. This promotes thickening and creates a smooth, creamy texture.

Eggs provide coagulation, binding ingredients and creating texture and height, giving structural stability to cooked products.
Yellow Egg
Eggs, nutritional value:

Eggs contain an abundance of vitamins and minerals including:
  • Protein (almost all of the white, and around 16% of the yolk!)
  • Vitamin A, B D and E (eggs remain one of the few natural ways to obtain Vitamin D through your food)
  • Folic Acid
  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • And many more!
"Limiting egg consumption has little effect on cholesterol levels. There is no limit to how many eggs you should eat." - British Heart Foundation

"They are better food for breakfast than cereal as they fill you up for longer and reduce the urge to snack." - British Heart Foundation

Eggs are an easy way to add nutrition to baked food, ensuring your product isn't just about great taste!
Are free-range eggs better?

Caged hens are not exposed to daily sunshine or fresh air; this inhibits the hen's natural bodily instincts about producing quality eggs.

Free-range hens benefit from having a wider diet due to foraging, allowing for better nourished hens. This greatly improves the nutritional value of their eggs:
  • The yolk has over six times more Vitamin A and D than caged birds eggs,
  • Vitamin E levels are almost four times the average level in caged birds eggs,
  • Contain around 33% less cholesterol and up to 25% less saturated fat than that in factory eggs!
Free-range eggs contain no more calories, they have around four times the nutritional value. Not only this, but they taste better too!

Free Range Hen Eggs
Free Range Hens
Egg Colors Colours
Where to get free-range eggs:

Shops
Free range eggs are often from hens that have access to the outside but are still kept in large barns and frequently do not forage for their own food.  You could be paying extra for low quality eggs. They may not be as fresh as those from other sources.

Farm Gate or Friends
You know the environment the hens are living in and know they truly are free-range

Your Own Hens
  • Not only do you know what the hens are eating and what environment they live in, but you control it!
  • A hen will cost less than 10p per day to keep and will lay an egg almost every day.
  • You don't need a cockerel for hens to lay.
  • Hens make great pets and now make up the fastest growing pet market in the UK!
Egg colour:
Egg shell colour is determined by the breed of chicken. There are many shades of brown eggs from cream to mahogany, white, green and blue. For example, leghorns lay white eggs, welsummers lay dark bown and legbars lay blue.

Yolk colour:
Yolk colour is determined by what the chicken eats. Some chicken foods have additives to make the yolk colour more attractive. Free-range hens have better yolks as they have a more varied diet. Natural foods high in beta carotene, e.g. maize and green vegetables, help to produce more orange-coloured yolks.

Storage:
Eggs will stay fresh for up to 3 weeks if stored in a cool place out of direct sunlight. They should not be stored in a fridge.

Egg problems:
If you're a chicken owner having trouble with either the quantity or quality of eggs from your hens, please take a look at our Hen Health page.
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