Egg Facts

How long does it take a hen to produce an egg? What’s the difference between eggshell colours? Are eggs good for you? And more interesting egg facts.

How long does it take a hen to produce an egg?
It takes approximately 24 hours.


How many eggs does one hen lay in a year?
Average hen lays 300 – 325 eggs a year


What is the difference between eggshell colours?
Shell colour varies with the breed of the chicken


Are eggs good for you?
Yes,they are packed with vitamins,minerals,high quality protein,healthy fats and antioxidants.


How long do eggs last?
Look for the best before date on the carton or tray of eggs. If unsure of ‘freshness’ place egg in a bowl of water – fresh eggs sink to the bottom,older eggs will float. ¬†Fresh eggs are harder to peel.


Why are some egg yolks more yellow than other yolks?
Yolk colour depends on the diet of the chicken.


Why are some eggs double yolkers?
These are formed by young hens


Can egg shells be used for anything
Yes, help control slugs in your garden.