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Has Anyone Tried Pullet Eggs? Absolutely Amazing!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 09, 2012 at 10:14 PM

FYI, Pullet eggs are from chickens just learning to lay eggs. The chickens are always under 1-year old, at least according to this farmer.

I was at the farmer's market yesterday trying to get some duck eggs. I approached the stand and was informed they were sold out. Needing eggs of some sort, I started to walk away, and the lady, clearly seeing the disappointment on my face, said "wait a second." She proceeded to the back and came back with a half carton of eggs and told me to try these. She didn't even charge me, but handed me a business card and just told me to eat them and call if I wanted more. They were Pullet eggs.

So I get home, decide that I needed to curb my craving for eggs and I hard-boiled 2 of them (about 8 minutes) and cooked the other 2 in some Ghee. I noticed right away when breaking the 2 for cooking how big and rich the yolks were. The yolk was over 75% of the total egg and it was a bold orange in color. I decided to just lightly fry them and keep these beautiful yolks in-tact. After that was done, I enjoyed the 2 fried eggs and 2 hard-boiled eggs and I have to say, it was heaven.

I know I'm rambling, but I eat at least two dozen eggs a week and have been on a quest to try as many local sources I can. These were literally the richest and best-tasting eggs I've ever had. Only 4 of them and I felt amazing. While their small in size (maybe 60-70% the size of a large egg), I encourage anyone who can get these to do so!

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on September 10, 2012
at 04:33 AM

^ He knows, he was just talking about the ratio of yolk to white, hence "over 75%."

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on September 10, 2012
at 02:23 AM

Smaller eggs appear to have large yolks, it's math, not magic. :)

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on September 09, 2012
at 10:34 PM

Make it a question like "has anyone tried pullet eggs?"

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on September 10, 2012
at 02:00 AM

Your farmer is brilliant--another new angle to hook people!

I hate to break it to you, but there's no difference between a pullet's egg and a hen's egg. The difference you're tasting is in the quality of the eggs period. Yes, a pullet is a hen that's under a year old, but keep in mind that a chicken starts laying between 16 and 30 weeks old. That's a whole lot of months left to "learn" to lay an egg.

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on September 09, 2012
at 10:34 PM

I have two hens in my backyard and they have more than paid for themselves in the quality and quantity of their eggs. Mine are still under a year but even as they get older they are still tasty. Have you found any double yolkers? One of mine regularly lays eggs with two yolks.

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on September 19, 2012
at 04:04 AM

I eat these on a regular basis. My sister in law has a farm and most of her chickens are very young. They are free range in the truest sense and their eggs are so delicious. I also find a lot of the eggs have 2 yolks. I also notice that the yolks are very dense and bright orange in color. On a side note, I love to watch the chickens. They are quite entertaining to observe.

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on September 02, 2013
at 06:50 PM

Yeah, it's the quality of what the chicken is eating, not their age. Free range chickens will make better eggs than anything you can buy in the store.

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