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Old 10-17-2011, 09:00 PM   #21
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CWS, I am pretty sure USDA does not know that some people raise their own chickens.

If I don't wash my eggs, I store them on the counter til I eat them or find someone to take them off my hands. Washed ones go into the fridge and I usually use them for boiled eggs, after they are properly aged.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:51 PM   #22
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Yeah--it is too bad that so many cities/towns have by-laws against having a backyard coop. We can have gardens, but the by-laws say no hens--you can have parrots in cages in your house, but no hens. My hens are friendly-they follow me around. Yes, they live outside (too hard to house train), but I do have excellent "overnight/foul weather/cold weather" accommodations for them. I count them at dusk to make sure they are all in the coop and then I lock up the coop. I tend to them at least 2x per day--I talk to them, introduce new stuff to their environment (they even have toys--roll-a-treats); they have access to the outside (free-range areas and enclosed to keep them safe from predators), fresh veggies, fresh water daily, and I pet them and carry them around. Several of them are "happy" riding on my shoulder. They probably get more attention than a dog that is tied out. But that's okay--people can do that (that is sarcasim--it isn't okay). My chickens are, for the most part, quiet. Can't say the same about "Cocky Rocky." But he's no more annoying than a dog that is tied out and barks at night "hello, is anyone there? I'm lonely!" I disagree with municipalities that don't allow people to have backyard coops. Growing up the little town where my grandma lived everyone had chicken coops. Those were different times...
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:52 PM   #23
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Our covenants say that we can only have 25 chickens. I live on five acres. It also says that we cannot have pigs. :)
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:29 PM   #24
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In France, for example, nobody stores eggs in the fridge and pretty much everybody are still alive.
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:34 PM   #25
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I store mine on the bench because there is no room in my fridge.
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:50 PM   #26
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I keep mine on the top step to the cellar/basement. I do have an extra fridge, but I've found that storing the eggs on the step works. When I move back to the other house, I will probably store them in the basement.
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