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 Post subject: Eggs
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:12 pm 
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So my eggs from the grocer today come from "eggs from hens raised in furnished housing" including perches and nesting areas :? I bought because they were local but first time I've seen this on the package. I usually look for free range but being so cold lately I guess I was attracted to hens in houses. :lol:

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karen1 wrote:
So my eggs from the grocer today come from "eggs from hens raised in furnished housing" including perches and nesting areas :? I bought because they were local but first time I've seen this on the package. I usually look for free range but being so cold lately I guess I was attracted to hens in houses. :lol:



:lol: :lol: I guess that means my ladies have luxury furnished housing.
Maybe they are trying to distinguish themselves from regular free range.

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 Post subject: Re: Eggs
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:55 pm 
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Costco only carries cage free chicken eggs now. My friend in North Carolina also has chickens in luxury accommodations and she gets multi-colored eggs.

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I'm not into worrying about how the hens were living as long as the eggs I get are reasonably priced and tasty. I've been in hen houses, I've taken the Future Farmers (I was an advisor for several years) to the Goldkist Hatchery, Feed Mill, and Processing plant (several million chicken a week). I've seen 55 gal. drums of chicken blood, and overhead conveyors with chicken feet for further processing. When Goldkist treated us to lunch, they had (from across the street) Honeybaked Ham cater.... :lol: :lol:

Here is my mother (on the right) watching her Aunt Clara Rauh behead a chicken. Mom was born in 1921 so you can guess about when this was.... I guess those were "free range" chickens..... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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My first 5 years we lived in the country and I have some sort of memory of chickens running around with their heads cut off. Not sure if that is worse than the image of the baby chick I stepped on. :oops:

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I vaguely recall my grandmother beheading a chicken on our farm.

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I remember the 2 nails on the fence post, the chicken's head would be placed between them...As a child I always felt sad for the chicken.

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 Post subject: Re: Eggs
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They were $2.49 a dozen at the local supermarket today. :shock:

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Are you saying that is cheap or expensive. Usually 3.99/dz here.

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karen1 wrote:
Are you saying that is cheap or expensive. Usually 3.99/dz here.


I thought it was expensive. 3.99/dozen is crazy.

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I get extra large or jumbos, they run a little over $2 to almost $3 depending on the brand. I often get Eggland's Best XL's or storebrand Jumbos. I pay no attention, as you might have guessed, to all the foodie gluten-free, non-GMO, cage free, organic, blah blah blah hype.

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OK, we're talking about cheap eggs. I was the shopper recently and eggs were $1.33 a dozen @ Aldi's.
In summer, prices were under $1 per dozen.
In our budget, we can't/won't do $3.00 a dozen. We do mix eggs and egg-substitute for breakfast meals.

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