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Old 10-18-2013, 08:17 AM   #141
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I learned that factory eggs are often washed using a chemical solution. I had been washing my eggs that I sold in cold water. I have since decided to only wash the eggs that are "dirty." Those with a bit of shavings on them get a wipe off with a dry cloth. Those washed are done in 20 degree C water. Why? Washing the bloom off the egg in cold water can allow bacteria to be pushed into the egg through the porous shell. I'm just not interested in washing the girls' eggs in a diluted bleach solution...wouldn't that also be able to be 'pushed into the egg'?

W5 has a documentary on battery chicken farms tomorrow night for those who can get CTV. I think you can probably watch it on the Internet as well. Probably not s/thing one wants to watch if one does not wish to know what goes on behind closed doors when it comes to factory chicken farming.

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Old 10-18-2013, 03:24 PM   #142
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Back in the mid 70's I was living in Tacoma. One of the news channels did a report on chicken hatchlings. It show 50 gallon barrels on newly hatched chickens being dumped into a commercial trash compactor. Barrel after barrel. Too many chicks had been hatched for the Easter Season. I don't need to say that there was a huge outcry from the public! They did warn the viewer about what they were going to be seeing. I wished I had listened and changed the channel. I still have the image in my brain.
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:32 PM   #143
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I am glad I didn't see that, Addie, and I wish I hadn't read your post. LOL But it doesn't surprise me that they did that.
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:21 PM   #144
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I went shopping a couple of weeks ago. I saw a woman swapping out medium eggs for jumbo. She was surprised when she was through that the cover would not close. She gave up when trying to force it, a couple of the eggs cracked. She just left them there and decided to take a carton of large eggs.
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:46 AM   #145
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Thought this was an interesting article:

Why English Eggs Are Way Different From American Ones
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Thought this was an interesting article:

Why English Eggs Are Way Different From American Ones
Nice article.

"British farmers have been vaccinating their hens against salmonella since the 1990s. While the "drop in salmonella infections in Britain was stunning," according to the New York Times, the FDA has not yet mandated vaccination here in the U.S."

Is the US worried about autistic hens? It has been demonstrated that vaccination doesn't cause autism.
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...Is the US worried about autistic hens? It has been demonstrated that vaccination doesn't cause autism.

No. The FDA won't implement a regulation that would cost egg farmers more time and money.
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:56 AM   #148
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Nice article.

"British farmers have been vaccinating their hens against salmonella since the 1990s. While the "drop in salmonella infections in Britain was stunning," according to the New York Times, the FDA has not yet mandated vaccination here in the U.S."

Is the US worried about autistic hens? It has been demonstrated that vaccination doesn't cause autism.

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Why is it that some eggs shells seem to be so thin and others so thick?
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:10 PM   #150
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Autistic hens!

Mexico follows similar procedures. The eggs are never refrigerated, instead, they sit on pallets in the middle of the grocery stores. And they are also delicious.
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