The difference between free range and organic eggs?
The differences are more significant than people imagine. Organic eggs are superior in taste due to the high quality feed and the complete production ethos. No additives, antibiotic residues and GMO soya is in the feed.
Our hen ranges are regularly rotated. They get a change of scenery and plenty of variety to eat.
Free range hens are fed a conventional feed that includes G.M.O ingredients. Organic feeds are up to 100% more expensive than conventional feeds.
Some interesting new legislation is explained in this link.
If all this is too much get a few eggs and taste them. Even taste a ‘large scale’ organic egg and an Organic egg from us and hopefully you will really see a difference.
Our hens are outdoors every day. However, in other large-scale free range units, often less than 50% of the birds regularly go outside. They are also living in crowded conditions necessitating practices like de-beaking. Organic approval is not granted lightly and is awarded to producers who consistently follow strict codes of Organic practices throughout their farm.
Devoy’s Organic Eggs are approved under:
I.O.F.G.A ( Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association)
Organic farms are inspected at least once a year and sometimes unannounced. We currently have 800 hens.
The bottom line?
Producing food of the highest quality costs time
We should ask ourselves why should food be the cheap…( at all costs!) A lot of cheap food creates expensive health issues that are costly to solve. Recent studies demonstrated that going to work on an egg was good for our concentration, and keeps you feeling fuller for longer.
For a super quick breakfast poach some of our eggs in a little boiling water. No contraptions needed if super fresh!
Read more here about the difference between organic and free range