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Egg Social Media

Publication Date: 3/17/2017

Thank you for getting social about animal agriculture! Share any of the following graphics to your social media pages!

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Most eggs are to your local grocery store within just one week of being laid on the farm! That's fresh! http://bit.ly/2cKTyNQ

 

Myth: Hens are given hormones.

Fact: All poultry (and pigs!) are free from added hormones. It's against the law! http://bit.ly/2bmCNb6

 

Myth: Brown eggs are fresher and healthier than white eggs.
Fact: Egg color does not contribute to freshness or nutritional value. Color depends on the breed of hen that laid the egg. All eggs are a great source of protein with 6 grams per egg and an average of only 70 calories! 

One step in the hen to store journey is candling! Egg shells are translucent enough for inspectors to hold the egg up to a light source and check the interior for quality without breaking the shell. http://bit.ly/1XpabgU 


Conventional, cage-free or enriched colony...egg farmers provide excellent care with constant access to fresh water and feed.  http://bit.ly/1q6f3dk 

 

Why are some egg yolks darker than others?

Egg yolk color is determined by a hen’s diet. Hen diets heavy in green plants, yellow corn, alfalfa and other plant material with xanthophylls pigment (a yellow-orange hue) will produce a darker yellow-orange yolk. Diets of wheat or barley produce pale yellow yolks; hens fed white cornmeal produce almost colorless yolks. http://bit.ly/1iRBLSr 

 

Today’s poultry housing options provide hens with protection against the weather and predators, while improving food safety, the environment and hen health and comfort. The different housing systems that are used for layer hens can include cage-free and conventional. Each type of housing environment can provide safe, nutritious and quality eggs. http://bit.ly/1RNJnPp

 

A specialized combination of protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals is put together by a poultry nutritionist to ensure hens are fed a well balanced diet. http://bit.ly/2cKTyNQ

 

Egg farmers are committed to caring for their environment! Compared to 1960, they are able to feed 72 percent more people while using 32 percent less water and have decreased green house gas emissions by 71 percent! How eggcellent is that?! http://bit.ly/2b2gZ4k #AgEarthDay

 

Twitter:

#Eggs arrive at your local grocery store within just one week of being laid on the farm! That's fresh! http://bit.ly/2cKTyNQ

 

Hens are raised w/o added hormones. Hormones and steroids are illegal in #poultry farming. http://bit.ly/2cRKP8C #eggs 


 color depends on the breed of hen. All eggs are a great source of 

 

#Poultry nutritionists ensure #hens are fed a well-balanced diet every day. http://bit.ly/2cKTyNQ  


In comparison to 1960 technology, today’s #egg farmers are able to feed 72% more people! http://bit.ly/2b2gZ4k #AgEarthDay 


Tweets:

#Eggs are shipped in refrigerated trucks. Most eggs arrive at your local store within a week after being laid. http://bit.ly/1Xcwd6l

DYK: #Eggs are washed before they are packaged and shipped to your grocery store! http://bit.ly/1Xcwd6l

#Hens are fed high-quality, nutritionally balanced feed made up mostly of corn, soybean meal, vitamins & minerals http://bit.ly/1Xcwd6l

Take a virtual field trip to an #egg farm with @IncredibleEggs! http://bit.ly/1LvtSwM

Cage-free #eggs: a PR battle or concern for animal welfare? http://bit.ly/1XkqfAq  #animalcare

An explanation of #egg carton labels http://bit.ly/1q2BmjS

Eggs are inspected & candled over a light source that allows defects to become visible http://bit.ly/1XpabgU #egg

Egg farmers are committed to providing the best care to their hens and ensuring the safety of the eggs they produce. http://bit.ly/1q2w9bW

Conventional cage, cage-free aviary & enriched colony cages are three types of #hen housing http://bit.ly/1RNJnPp

Regardless of housing type, #egg farmers provide excellent care for their hens. http://bit.ly/1q6f3dk

On some farms, #eggs are still gathered by hand, but on most of today’s farms, automated gathering belts do the job http://bit.ly/1Xcwd6l

Hens are fed nutritionally balanced feed made up mostly of corn, soybean meal, vitamins & minerals http://bit.ly/1Xcwd6l  #Hen #Eggs

#Egg color depends on the breed of hen. All eggs are a great source of #protein! http://bit.ly/1Xj0EYu

A hen starts laying #eggs at 19 weeks of age. As a hen grows older, she produces larger eggs. http://bit.ly/2bmCNb6 #hen

All housing types produce safe, nutritious and quality eggs! http://bit.ly/1RNJnPp   #animalcare #eggs

An #egg is placed in the carton with the large end up. This helps keep the air cell in place and the yolk centered.  http://bit.ly/2bmCNb6

259 = The average number of #eggs laid by a hen in a year. http://bit.ly/2bmCNb6

Poultry nutritionists ensure #hens are fed a well-balanced diet every day. Visit  http://bit.ly/2cKTyNQ for more info! #animalcare

Compared to 1960, today’s hens use 32% less water to produce a dozen #eggs. Farmers care about our #environment! http://bit.ly/1RL6I4f

One #egg has 13 essential vitamins and minerals. What a nutrient powerhouse to enjoy in many different ways! http://bit.ly/1Xj0EYu

#Egg myths: how well do you know eggs? http://bit.ly/2bT3H7g  #Mythbusting @BurnbraeFarms

Hens are raised w/o added hormones. Hormones and steroids are illegal in poultry production. To learn more, visit: http://bit.ly/2cRKP8C