It may come as a surprise that, for this farmer’s granddaughter, my first adult purchase of pullet eggs was this year. Despite the common place of chickens in my childhood upbringing, I had not been formally introduced to the joy and benefit of pullet eggs in my adult food and nutrition journey.
“Pullet” refers to some of the first eggs a young hen lays and are noticeably smaller in size. According to my supplier at the farmer’s market, they are significantly nutrient dense as compared to larger eggs from more mature hens and provide richer flavor. There are some great blog posts on pullet eggs out there already so I chose to not “re-write the book”, so to speak, but provide a brief highlight for those who may have not been formally introduced to the pullet egg either!
A little more on pullet eggs can be found on The Kitchn; What Are Pullet Eggs?
*Feature photo is of my dad, the late rooster Snowbell, and I.