It is difficult to maintain antibiotic free and odourless status for Cage Free Eggs. If the birds are on floor, the bacterial infections are more commons and usage of antibiotics will become inevitable. The Egg shell is semi permeable and will catch any smell from the surroundings. If the eggs are laid on the floor or in the nests they may smell odd by absorbing odours from the poultry excreta.
Why not Free Range Eggs?
Free Range Eggs are produced from pasture raised poultry which regularly come in contact with the wild birds. In these days of known and unknown viral infections, we do not want to jeopardise the health of our chicken and that of our egg consumers. In fact the latest guidelines of FDA make it mandatory for all Chickens to be Roofed and Walled. These guidelines are laid down by FDA to prevent Chickens from sharing water and feed with wild Birds which may carry viruses like Bird Flu Virus and any other unknown viruses.
Eggs we supply are Hapliod or Diploid Eggs?
Recently many egg users started asking us whether our Eggs are Haploid or Diploid. These terms are used in genetics. Leave the science behind it, in simple terms Haploid means unfertilized eggs and Diploid means Fertilized eggs. Almost all the commercially available eggs, including ours are Haploid or you can say Unfertilized, which don’t have a baby chick inside. Diploid eggs are Desi/County Eggs raised in the country side where the hens roam around with roosters, they get fertilized eggs. But they will not come to the market as the value of the baby chick inside is much higher than the eggs. They are naturally incubated or they are collected and incubated in Incubators and after 21 days sold as Day old Country Chicks whose value is more than Rs. 40/Chick.
Do we give Estrogen and Other Hormones to the chickens for Egg production?
As a company trying to build trust along with our brand and trying to be completely transparent with our customers we have to inform you that hormones like Estrogen or any other Hormones are not used in our poultry farms. There is a misconception among users that to produce unfertilized eggs you have to mandatorily use hormones. No, you don’t need to use hormones for producing an unfertilized egg. The hens lay one egg every 24-27 hours whether it is fertilized or not. Table eggs are generally unfertilized. You can get a baby chick to your home, raise it in your backyard or in a spacious cage in your apartment, feed it only what you eat and see for yourself after 5 months, it will start laying eggs without any hormonal injections.
What are the Red Spots in the Eggs?
The Red Spots in eggs are known as Meat Spot. The spots which are generally harmless are not, as is commonly thought, an indication of a fertilized egg, but rather are a result of a blood vessel in the chicken’s reproductive tract rupturing during the egg formation process. Meat spots, the brown or gray spots which occur in about 3% to 30% of eggs, are pieces of tissue. Both kinds of spots are frequently referred to as “an error on the part of the hen,” but blaming the hen seems a little unfair. Eggs with spots are usually, but not always, fit for human consumption. Some should not be eaten, like the larger spots or those that diffuse into the white. The small spots are easy to remove with a knife and if you miss one, don’t worry, it is “a little extra drop of protein.”
What are the Grey Spots and Grey / Green Layer on the Yolk (When Boiled)?
They come when an egg is over Boiled or Cooked. The gray layer or patch is caused by a reaction between the iron in the egg yolks and sulfur in the whites. When the eggs are cooked too long or at too high a temperature, they form a drab compound called "ferrous sulfide." You might also notice a distinct sulphury odor when you peel the eggs. To avoid this reaction, cook the eggs gently at a low temperature. The American Egg Board recommends covering the eggs by at least 1 inch with cold water, and bringing them barely to a boil. As soon as they boil, remove the pot from its burner and cover it. After 12 minutes, large eggs will be perfectly -- and gently -- hard boiled. But we recommend soft boiled eggs which are easy to digest.
Why are Just Laid eggs Golden Brown?
Colour of the Egg depends on the Breed. Hen Breeds with Red Earlobe lay Brown Eggs. Our Breed is Hyline Silver Brown, an American Breed.
What are Organic eggs and why are Just Laid eggs not organic?
To gain 'Organic' status two conditions are mandatory; first, we need to feed organic feed which is practically not possible because of non-availability in abundance and high cost; additionally, the chickens have to be raised on floors (on their excreta) which may not be hygienic and safe for the consumers. Eggs laid on floors also catch foul odour as the egg shells are semi permeable. Hence, we did not opt for Organic Farming. Just Laid eggs are safer than Organic Eggs.
Are Just Laid eggs Desi (Country) eggs?
No, our chickens are of American Breed, being raised commercially with the advice of American veterinarians. Desi Eggs have chick inside it as they are fertilized. Just Laid eggs are unfertilized and there is no baby chick inside.
Do all Eggs have baby chick inside?
All white eggs available in the market are unfertilized, ie they do not have baby chick inside, but not all Brown Eggs. Brown eggs can be desi eggs or broiler hatching eggs or other Layer Breeds. Some Brown eggs available in market have a clearly identifiable baby chick inside with large blood spots; these are mostly hatching eggs rejected by hatcheries.
Many products claim being Antibiotic-free, what should we believe
India doesn’t have Antibiotic-Free Certification by any government body, however there are NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) accredited laboratories that conduct tests for presence of antibiotics in food products and provide test reports. You should always ask for these test reports. We do not use Antibiotics in Just Laid eggs farm. We have tested Just Laid eggs and have the test reports which can be shown / shared with the customer. We test our eggs for 38 Antibiotic Groups.
How do we prevent diseases in our poultry farm?
We use Herbal combinations and Probiotic combinations. We use Probiotic Bacteria (Beneficial Bacteria) which inhibit pathogen growth by competitive exclusion.
These are similar to Yakult or Sporolac which are the probiotics used for Humans. We use different Probiotics for Chicken.
Who is producing Just Laid eggs and where is the farm?
Our farm producing Just Laid eggs is in Ballari, Karnataka. Our promoters’ family is in Egg production for the last 40 years and 3 generations. This generation is educated farming enthusiasts that believe in providing safe and hygienic food. Just Laid packaging unit is in Hyderabad.
What is special about Just Laid eggs?
Just Laid eggs are Unfertilized Brown Eggs, without any residues of Antibiotics and any other harmful chemicals, they are Odourless, freshly (within 48 hours of laying) sourced from our own farm. They are from chickens fed with 100% vegetarian diet.
Are all other eggs available in the market bad
No, some eggs available in market may be good and some may not, it's your luck. Few are good, ours are Better. As there are no regulations in India for Eggs, good quality & residue free eggs are just luck. But in case of Just Laid eggs quality and safety is guaranteed.
The promoters are well educated individuals who came into farming with a vision to provide healthy food for consumers. We are third generation Poultry Farmers with our layer operations set up in 1978 in a place called Tukkuguda, Srisailam Road, Hyderabad with 500 Chickens.