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Do you know what a real cage free roaming chicken eats? According to Wiki "Chickens are omnivores and will eat grain, seeds, fruit, other vegetation, corns , worms and other insects".
And a battery hen, or even the misnamed "cage free organic chicken" usually eats pellets. According to Wiki here's what a commercial chicken eats "Chicken feed ingredients may but not exclusively contain such grains as corn, oats, wheat, barley, sorghum, and general milling by-products. Protein concentrates including soybean meal and other oilseed meals like peanut, sesame, safflower, sunflower, cottonseed meal, animal protein sources meat and bone meal, dried whey, fish meal, grain legumes such as dry beans and field peas, and alfalfa.
With Omega eggs, the chicken get more omega fatty acids in the forms of fish oil. Good right? It may be good for you, but every so often an egg from an Omega eating chicken can taste like fish. Yes Indeed. Google it. It happens. We had a batch of eggs over Easter breakfast that tasted fishy. Awful. I was in a restaurant once and overheard the chef explaining this to a breakfast eating customer. Another example of food meddling gone wrong. A couple of us haven't eaten an egg since.