About half-way through the article was this interesting tidbit about the benefits of backyard eggs:
Recent research published by Mother Earth News, a magazine dedicated to self-reliant and healthy living, found that eggs from chickens allowed to forage naturally have, on average, seven times more beta carotene (which is what makes pastured egg yolks so orange), three times more vitamin E, two times more omega-3 fatty acids and two-thirds more vitamin A than their factory farm cousins. Pastured eggs also have one-third less cholesterol and one-quarter less saturated fat, on
So, in addition to tasting so good, they actually ARE good for you. hooray!
One nit to pick in the story, there's a picture of fresh eggs about 2/3rds the way down the page, and wow, does it look staged, dontcha agree?