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Old 06-02-2014, 05:51 PM   #171
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Wow, I just thought eggs were just eggs. How interesting!
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:05 PM   #172
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I know when my grandmother had chickens she used to ground some yolks and add to the food she was given them. She always told me it was to increase calcium intake so the shelves would be stronger.
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:06 PM   #173
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Wow, I just thought eggs were just eggs. How interesting!
Nothing what it seems to be. Trust no one.
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:57 PM   #174
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There is still a significant number of people over here who firmly believe that brown eggs are "better for you" than white ones and will not be persuaded otherwise. I've noticed over the last few years that supermarket eggs are now nearly all brown apart from the cheap "value" eggs. Obviously they have jumped on the bandwagon. I've read about breeds that lay coloured (ie blue, green, etc.,) eggs but never actually seen them "in the flesh"

Can you actually see hens ears? Or is this a joke?
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:59 PM   #175
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I know when my grandmother had chickens she used to ground some yolks and add to the food she was given them. She always told me it was to increase calcium intake so the shelves would be stronger.
I give the shells back to the flock unless I've soft/hard cooked the eggs. I have also heard that feeding them ground up hard cooked eggs (whites and yolks) helps re: calcium. In the winter, I also add calcium because they can't forage and get nutrients from grass and other plants.
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:01 PM   #176
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Chickens are much more complex than people think. They have excellent colour perception, can recognize up to 100 "members" in a flock, can learn their names, be housebroken, learn to mimic human sounds much like parrots, and are very curious. If you change one thing in their environment, they notice it immediately and must check it out. They are natural problem solvers. If more people spent time with chickens, we might see an end to battery farms in North America. And some like to stick their heads out the window when riding shotgun in the car <g>.
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:31 PM   #177
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I also have my own chickens - Buff Orpington, Jersey Giant and, the resulting cross breed.

Older hens lay larger eggs, Jersey Giants tend to start at large and move to jumbo size, Buffs start medium and go to extra large. The cross bred ones start at small and go to jumbo as they age.

Other factors are diet of the hens and, if they are molting or not, a poor or inadequate diet and molt get fewer and smaller eggs with smaller ore more pale colored yolks.

I sell a few to friends and, I do not wash the eggs since washing removes the natural coating that helps them keep longer and, they can easily be rinsed off before using them.
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:51 PM   #178
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Must be for people who "can't boil water".

Actually they're probably aimed at working people who run into the store to pick up something quick for lunch.

The ones in my supermarket are 3 in a pkg and in WalMart, 6 in a pkg. I have only noticed one woman putting them in her cart. I wanted to ask her why she was buying them, but she would probably tell me to mind my own business. She just checked the exp date and away she went. At one job I had you could get 2 HB eggs in a pkg out of the vending machine.
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:57 PM   #179
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We rarely see brown eggs in our supermarkets. We pass a sign out in the country that the farmer is selling brown eggs, but we've never stopped. DH won't eat brown eggs. He has a lot of food idiosyncrasies. (I don't really know what idiosyncrasies means, but it sounds like "idiot.") LOL
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:10 PM   #180
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Welcome to DC Blue Moods. So glad to have another chicken lady.
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