Which do you prefer - white or brown eggs?

There are more chickens on Earth than there are people. With nearly 19 billion chickens around, that means there are a lot of eggs! There are two main types of chickens - egg-laying and broilers. Broilers are raised for meat and may still lay eggs. We grow egg-layers on our farm; they are pets with extra benefits. From the egg-layers, only about 9% lay brown eggs in the US. In New England - more than 51% of eggs sold are brown! No other region of the US comes close in preferring brown eggs. So what is the difference between a white-shelled egg and a brown-shelled egg?

All eggs start out white
Growing up, we saw brown eggs only if they were locally raised from a small flock. There are even more colors of eggs, like

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