A dozen interesting facts about Free Range Eggs that may just surprise you!

Yolk colour depends on the diet of the hen.

Free Range eggs age more in one day at room temperature than in one week in the refrigerator.

As a hen grows older she produces larger eggs.

To tell if an Free Range egg is raw or hard-cooked, spin it! If the egg spins easily, it is hard-cooked but if it wobbles, it is raw.

Free Range egg yolks are one of the few foods that are a naturally good source of Vitamin D.

If an egg is accidentally dropped on the floor, sprinkle it heavily with salt for easy clean up.

To produce one Free Range egg, it takes a hen 24-26 hours.

Free Range eggs contain the highest quality protein you can buy.

Free Range egg protein has just the right mix of essential amino acids needed by humans to build tissues. It is second only to mother's milk for human nutrition.

An average Free Range hen lays 300 to 325 eggs a year.

A large Free Range egg contains only 70 calories and 5 grams of fat.

The fastest omelette maker in the world made 427 two-egg omelettes in 30 minutes. American Egg Board's Howard Helmer, is the Omelette King; he holds three Guinness World Records for omelette making.

An eggshell may have as many as 17,000 tiny pores over its surface. Through them, the egg can absorb flavours and odours.

A pullet is a ‘young’ hen (like a heifer is a ‘young’ cow)

Here are a few more if you are tired of pressing the egg button!

Egg Fact 1 - The colour of an egg yolk is determined by hen's diet. The more yellow and orange plant pigments there are in the grain fed to a hen, the more vibrant the colour of the yolk will be.
Egg Fact 2 - The other colors within an egg vary with its age and other factors. Egg whites that are cloudy indicate that the egg is very fresh, according to the Egg Safety Center. Clear egg whites indicate an egg is aging; pink or iridescent egg whites indicate spoilage, and these eggs should not be consumed.
Egg Fact 3 - An average free range hen lays between 290 and 320 eggs a year.
Egg Fact 4 - Different breeds of chickens produce different colours of eggs. In addition to the typical white and brown, some chickens produce blue, blue-green, reddish-brown, or even speckled eggs.
Egg Fact 5 - If you have eggs of questionable freshness, fill a bowl with enough water to cover the eggs, then add them to the bowl. If an egg sinks to the bottom, it's fresh. If it floats to the top, it's not. This happens because as an egg ages, it develops a larger and larger air pocket in its shell. According to The Oxford Companion to Food, it's actually better to choose a less-fresh egg if you're hard-boiling it, because in fresh eggs "the white adheres closely to the shell, making it more difficult to remove the latter."
Egg Fact 6 - In 1979 a white Leghorn hen set the world record for egg laying by producing 371 eggs in one year.
Egg Fact 7 - Eggs contain 13 essential vitamins and minerals and egg yolks is one of the few natural foods than contains vitamin D.
Egg Fact 8 - Egg shells are very porous. An egg shell can have as many as 17 000 pores over it's surface.
Egg Fact 9 - Can't remember which eggs you've boiled and which are fresh? Spin them: the liquids in a fresh egg will cause it to wobble and a boiled egg will spin easily.
Egg Fact 10 - There is approximately 10% percent more calories in a cooked egg than a fresh egg.