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Old 06-01-2014, 12:10 PM   #151
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[QUOTE CarolPa] Why is it that some eggs shells seem to be so thin and others so thick? [/QUOTE]

I think that may be due to hen health...but I am not sure.
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:22 PM   #152
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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.
We've been going to Aruba for 15 years. It used to be that eggs were on a wood pallet on the floor in front of the cooler chest. I think there were so many complaints from US tourists that now all the egg cartons are in the cooler chest. The real issue there was cracked and broken eggshells. You sometimes had to go through several dozen to find a whole one or shift eggs around to make a sound dozen.
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:33 PM   #153
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We've been going to Aruba for 15 years. It used to be that eggs were on a wood pallet on the floor in front of the cooler chest. I think there were so many complaints from US tourists that now all the egg cartons are in the cooler chest. The real issue there was cracked and broken eggshells. You sometimes had to go through several dozen to find a whole one or shift eggs around to make a sound dozen.
The eggs we've seen on the pallets in Mexico are sold by 2 dozen, maybe more, in a lidless carton, and covered in plastic wrap. I haven't seen eggs sold by the dozen there. I'm pretty sure the locals will mix and match to make sure they're not buying broken eggs.
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:40 PM   #154
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How do you to tell if a fresh egg is still good?

The wind blew down our entire back fence last week.Our neighbors chickens have been living in my back yard under a tree where they have built a nest.For quite a while now.I thought they knew she was flying over laying her eggs and climbing the tree to get back home again.

My GR just loves them.He doesn't bother them.Chase them around.Just looks at them like what are you?Wish he would chase that annoying rooster out of the yard!

He found 15 the week before.5 the morning he came over to let us know.
Some shells are brown, some green why is that?

He gave me a dozen.
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:41 PM   #155
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Thought this was an interesting article:

Why English Eggs Are Way Different From American Ones
"Aha!" Said the blind carpenter as he picked up his hammer and saw. My first husband was from The Lakes District in Northern England. He always complained that he would never be able to stop craving just one egg from back home. Now I understand what he was talking about. Personally, I thought he was nuts. And egg is an egg. Get over it. But I was just a young bride. What did I know. Maybe that is why I haunt my son when I know he is coming to my house to bring a dozen farm fresh eggs with him. When I think of it, I remember the yolks being bright orange and really high. They made the best ever scrambled eggs when I was a kid.
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CWS, on average, how many eggs do your chickens lay in their lifetimes?

I read the Forbes article that was linked in that article, Why American Eggs Would Be Illegal In A British Supermarket, And Vice Versa - Forbes.

"Farmers cite cost as the main reason not to opt for vaccination FDA estimates say it would cost about 14 cents a bird. The average hen produces about 260 eggs over the course of her lifetime."

260 sounds low to me. That's less than an egg a day, if the birds only live for a year. But, I really don't know much about hens. I just did a bit of reading and an average of .75 eggs/day would be pretty good. I guess those commercial chickens don't live very long.
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:46 PM   #157
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[QUOTE CarolPa] Why is it that some eggs shells seem to be so thin and others so thick?
I think that may be due to hen health...but I am not sure.[/QUOTE]

Brown shells are thicker than white shells. RIR (Rhode Island Reds) hens lay brown eggs. That's why New Englanders have mostly RIR.
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CWS, on average, how many eggs do your chickens lay in their lifetimes?

I read the Forbes article that was linked in that article, Why American Eggs Would Be Illegal In A British Supermarket, And Vice Versa - Forbes.

"Farmers cite cost as the main reason not to opt for vaccination FDA estimates say it would cost about 14 cents a bird. The average hen produces about 260 eggs over the course of her lifetime."

260 sounds low to me. That's less than an egg a day, if the birds only live for a year. But, I really don't know much about hens. I just did a bit of reading and an average of .75 eggs/day would be pretty good. I guess those commercial chickens don't live very long.
TL, on a commercial farm, chickens that are kept for egg laying purposes only, have the lights on around the clock. In the winter when the days are shorter, chicken tend to slow down on the egg laying. Hence the lights. Once a chicken shows signs on slowing down on the egg laying, her days are quickly numbered. It takes a little over 24 hours for a chicken to create just one egg.
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We've been going to Aruba for 15 years. It used to be that eggs were on a wood pallet on the floor in front of the cooler chest. I think there were so many complaints from US tourists that now all the egg cartons are in the cooler chest. The real issue there was cracked and broken eggshells. You sometimes had to go through several dozen to find a whole one or shift eggs around to make a sound dozen.
That's the main problem with our system. egg cartons are stock several high on the shelves and you have to check closely to ensure they are all undamaged. There must be a lot of wastage. Even the check out staff are trained to check for breakages at point of payment.

Mind you, I can remember going shopping with my aunt when I was very small and eggs being put in a paper bag which was really hazardous. Yes, I am truly ancient.
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