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 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.
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.
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.