Mother Earth News reports that free range, pastured eggs contain (as compared to commercially raised factory farm eggs):
- 1/3 less cholesterol
- 1/4 less saturated fat
- 2/3 more vitamin A
- 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
- 3 times more vitamin E
- 7 times more beta carotent
- 4-6 times more vitamin D
So, by letting your hens spend time scratching around the yard, you're actually helping them make healthier eggs for you. And supplementing their yard-based diet of bugs and greens with organic feed like they sell at places like Organicfeeds.biz can't hurt either, I'm sure.
I like my eggs over medium, how about you?