When I finally ran out of eggs I went to Trader Joe's. I usually buy brown eggs but they were sold out. It then occurred to me that other than the color, I didn't really know the difference between white eggs and brown eggs. Are brown eggs healthier and more natural like brown rice?! Thank goodness for wikipedia. Turns out white hens lay white eggs and brown hens lay brown eggs, it's that simple. They vary in nutrition depending on what the hens are fed. I never knew! Here's another thing I discovered, they're not easy to paint.