Normal Grocery Store Eggs
My well-loved cheap eggs come from chickens that don’t roam. In fact their beaks are cut off, and they are packed into farms like sardines. The more I have discovered about my cheap eggs, the more I realized that we were going to have to change. Not only is their habit unnatural, their diet is like mine was a few years back (a bit unnatural) and they are loaded with antibiotics which are necessary because of their living conditions.
Per the USDA, “This label indicates that the flock was able to freely roam a building, room, or enclosed area with unlimited access to food and fresh water during their production cycle.” Notice though that no one regulates this.
Again, in USDA speak, “This label indicates that the flock was provided shelter in a building, room, or area with unlimited access to food, fresh water, and continuous access to the outdoors during their production cycle. The outdoor area may or may not be fenced and/or covered with netting-like material. This label is regulated by the USDA.”