Wednesday, November 21, 2007

more Urban Chickens in the news

Found a great article in the Independent Weekly talking about urban chickens in the Chapel Hill, NC, area.

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?


Granny Annie said...

Great articles and information. We cannot stand commercial eggs after eating fresh, free range eggs for so long. The beauty of these eggs reflect the healthyness. No, the photo of the hen looking at the eggs in the nest doesn't look staged to me. I'll try to get a picture of a nest today with Aracauna eggs mixed in. Those are the blue-green eggs. Our grandchildren love to look at our cartons full on brown, speckled, pale pink and green eggs.

Anonymous said...

Great articles. I saw that video the other day linked off another blog I follow. I thought it was put together well too.


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