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Eat your eggs
« on: October 09, 2020, 1855 UTC »
"In 3 large international prospective studies including ∼177,000 individuals, 12,701 deaths, and 13,658 CVD events from 50 countries in 6 continents, we did not find significant associations between egg intake and blood lipids, mortality, or major CVD events."

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31965140/
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Re: Eat your eggs
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2020, 1046 UTC »
Love my fried eggs "sunny side up" and not supermarket eggs either, from my neighbours chickens that wander around his three acre block. 

Yolk from his hens is dark yellow and holds well when frying, not like the runny tasteless supermarket eggs...yuk! :P

Had a run of "double yoke" eggs from his hens for awhile too.

Don't care what the scientific geeks and "researchers" say about eggs and other SAE's (Self Appointed Experts), a good egg will do you more good than harm. ;)
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Re: Eat your eggs
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2020, 1228 UTC »
Love my fried eggs "sunny side up" and not supermarket eggs either, from my neighbours chickens that wander around his three acre block. 

Yolk from his hens is dark yellow and holds well when frying, not like the runny tasteless supermarket eggs...yuk! :P

Had a run of "double yoke" eggs from his hens for awhile too.

Don't care what the scientific geeks and "researchers" say about eggs and other SAE's (Self Appointed Experts), a good egg will do you more good than harm. ;)

Both Chris S. and I raise chickens for the exact same reasons. I figured it out in rough numbers and fresh eggs produced on my property runs me about $1.86 a dozen (not including my own labor - feeding them, cleaning the coop, etc.). While not economical, there is no substitute for the quality of nutrient-rich food that you can go collect every day. I will be able to reduce that amount it costs once I get another dog (who will need dog food, there goes the profit!) who can protect them while free ranging so they won't eat purchased layer pellets as much. Too many hawks, fishers, fox, and other predators around.

Double yolks are very common in young hens as their reproductive system sometimes misfires and produces eggs with two (and sometimes more) yolks. We consider them a bonus whenever we get them. It is also nice to have extra eggs to give to other people. It is even more fun to barter them for homemade jelly and fruit, pickles, etc.

Chickens turn all sorts of things into eggs - stale bread, vegetable scraps, japanese beetles, etc. :) You can't beat showing your kids where food actually comes from. It turns into a good educational experience and helps them to appreciate the connection to healthy food.
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Re: Eat your eggs
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2020, 1439 UTC »


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Several of my neighbors have chickens, last winter I found one missing its head on my lawn.  Another morning while walking down to get the paper, a fox was having its way with one near my blueberry bushes.  My wife thought I should add this to my radio/organic hobbies but with sons (and a soon to be grandson) living far away, I am away from home for periods - plus there are plenty of folks that sell their eggs here.  Also, the fox, fishers, coyotes, hawks, and perhaps now bobcats about the area have also been a deterrent.

It's great you got your kids involved with it, both our adult sons now grow/cook/ferment/can because they were introduced as children.  I'm thinking you and I are both Nutmeggers, if you are ever traveling through Durham and want to swap eggs for our canned goods (jams, jellies, pickles, applesauce, etc.)  I'm game, drop me a line. We grow berries, grapes, and whatever the wildlife doesn't grab for some of our products. I use to swap our canned goods by mail to a guy in the North East Kingdom of Vermont for a year's worth of maple syrup.  My wife is co-chair of the Canning Department at the Durham Fair, I'm been involved with the department since 2000. 

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Re: Eat your eggs
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2020, 1858 UTC »
My hens get locked up every night for that reason. I have two fox kits that visit nightly and I have all the same predators here, too.

I am actually in MA but can see CT from here. Wish you were closer as I'd definitely be up for some trading. Although CT is pretty much closed off to us here due to the virus at the moment.
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