The benefits of free range eggs go beyond just happy hens. According to two different studies by Mother Earth News, free range eggs have all of the following advantages over regular store eggs:

• 1/3 less cholesterol
• 1/4 less saturated fat
• 2/3 more vitamin A
• 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
• 3 times more vitamin E
• 7 times more beta carotene

If you have the room and safety is not an issue, please consider ranging your girls even if it’s just in a mobile tractor unit. You’ll be amazed at the flavor, too.