Oh _ I agree...go free range chooks. We had our hens on a commercial mash as it was cheaper, but the eggs were pathetically watery and yolks were pale.
We changed to grass and occasionally organic wheat, and the difference is incredible...loads of eggs, thick shells and thick contents and bright orange yolks.
...and yes we have a temperamental rooster that we keep an eye on - if he comes at me I just stick out my boot and the silly boy ends up charging straight into it and see stars...then stays away from me for a while. I don't ever kick at him, so don't get me wrong. Its his choice to stop before he gets to my boot or not!
...and yes, definately crack the eggs in a separate bowl - although we only have this prob when we don't collect regularly. If a hen is sitting on her egg - or there are several eggs in her nestingbox then we know they are fertile and leave them for her. Each of our hens has their own nest they lay in.
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I can't even see them. If I see one even from a distance, I freak out big time. My grandma had a bunch when I was little and I got attacked by the rooster. I can't even look at a picture of a chicken now. Just knowing they are near is enough to send me over the edge. I know. I'm pathedic.
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I've seen a guy on craigslist here that sells organic eggs for 2 bucks a dozen. The only thing keeping me from getting them is the idea that there may be chickens there. I am scared to death of them and just the thought of one getting near me sends me into panic mode. I'm just about in tear just thinking of them right now. Ok...have to go now....must...breathe.....
I had my backyard girls for over a year. I couldn't eat their eggs after listening to them lay. Goodness they make a lot of noise. My girls were free range most of the neighborhood. Peep made them move to West Jordan.
I don't really eat many eggs. My DD does. I should get her some since she ate 5 last night.
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