Organic eggs are produced by hens that are fed certified organic feed, grown on land that has not been exposed to pesticides or herbicides for at least 3 years.... more
Eggs colored with natural dyes have a dull finish, not glossy. Once dry you can rub the eggs with cooking oil or mineral oil to give them a soft sheen. Use comm... more
The Best Before date on the carton is the best guide for freshness. Eggs can go bad early if they are not refrigerated properly in storage or in transit from fa... more
Refrigeration limits the growth of bacteria, so eggs should always be kept refrigerated A properly refrigerated egg will keep 7 times longer than one that is no... more
We do not keep roosters in our laying barn so it is not possible for an egg to be fertilized. Unfertilized eggs cannot develop into chicks.... more
One large egg has 186mg of cholesterol, contained in the yolk. A person with no health concerns can safely consume about 300mg of cholesterol per day. If you ha... more
Runny eggs that have been properly refrigerated and have not exceed the Best Before date marked on the carton are still safe to eat. However if they smell bad d... more
There is no difference in nutrition or flavour between white and brown eggs. White eggs are produced by white Leghorn hens, and brown eggs by Rhode Island Red h... more
Large eggs come from mature hens;small and pee wee eggs are produced by young hens.... more
Free Run eggs are produced by hens that run free in an open concept barn that has a variety of nests and perches. They are not housed in cages. Free Range hens ... more
The colour of the egg yolk is determined by the hen’s diet. ... more
Depending on the circumstances, there are two possible answers to your question.... more
All certified Grade A eggs are thoroughly washed in a carefully monitored bath when they are delivered to the grading station, and scrubbed with brushes. Despit... more
A Word from our Poultry Specialist
Ken Severson is the Nutrition and Poultry Specialist for Sparks Egg Farms. Ken takes care to make sure the hens and pullets are fed a balanced diet, and to safeguard their health and welfare.
The 4 Pillars
At Sparks Egg Farms we respect 4 important pillars of responsibility.
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Our new facility in Westlock, Alberta, is a proud example of our strong commitment to sustainability.