Why do brown eggs cost more if there is no difference ?

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  • A
    Lv 7
    4 months ago
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    I live in the northern part of the US,  I have raised egg birds for many years,  Rhode Island Reds, NH Reds, Black Sexlinks , etc, these birds are black, brown, or red,they lay brown eggs.   These birds tolerate the cold weather.

    My parents would not buy white eggs because my father insisted they were stale.  White eggs are laid by white chickens such as Leghorns,  they are a heat tolerant bird and are common in the south.  Back in the 40's and 50's they started shipping white eggs up to northern regions thinking like White Bread they would be thought of as a luxury, but the long trip meant the eggs weren't so fresh.   In my area brown eggs are cheaper because they are 'local' eggs.

    A good hen just starting to lay eggs will lay 5-7 per week, whether the hen is laying white or brown eggs.  No difference in nutrition.   I will say that brown eggs seem to have thicker shells and many feel they stay fresh longer.

    Aruacana chickens lay eggs in many different colors, green, blue, pink, red

  • 4 months ago

    same reason "organic" crap costs more; pure greed with no real benefits.

  • Jane
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Where are you buying your eggs? All the supermarkets in the UK sell brown eggs as norm

  • 4 months ago

    There is a difference. Pasture Eggs are the way to go though. Be aware of marketing. (the diff might be a small one though, nutritious wise).

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  • 4 months ago

    Because the market can bear the extra cost. People THINK there is a difference but the only difference is in the shell color because of the type of chicken that laid the egg in the first place. 

    People are gullible. They believe what advertisers or marketing people tell them. They don't think for themselves for the most part, and manufacturers, especially those that market food, know this and take advantage of it. 

  • Tulip
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Because people are stupid and think there is

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Marketing. If you offer a person a white egg or a brown egg, they usually Will have a preference.

  • 4 months ago

    Supply and demand. Far fewer brown eggs are produced. There is a perception in the minds of some that brown eggs are of higher quality, or fresher, and are willing to pay the higher price created by the smaller supply.

  • Drone
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Brown colour is the nature egg..that's the difference that cost more..

  • 4 months ago

    There is no difference in nutrition between brown eggs and white eggs.

    But the breeds of chickens that lay eggs are different.

    Brown eggs are laid by brown chickens.

    White eggs are laid by white hens.

    So, brown chicken is generally a breed for meat.

    They lay fewer eggs in a certain period of time than the white breed of hens used for egg production. They also need more food than white breeds of chickens.

    These are the costs that are reflected in the price of eggs.

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    It's all about the source... In some places white eggs are more expensive.

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