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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 3:11 pm 
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Like eggs? I do, but not so much after reading this:

THE TRUTH ABOUT EGGS

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The Truth About Chickens

http://www.petatv.com/tvpopup/Prefs.asp ... m_kfc_long

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I had stopped eating eggs until my former neighbor, the friendly farmer, started raising chickens. He loves animals and treats them better than many people treat their children.

Eggs from his chickens are fantastic! I write on every carton, eggs from the happiest chickens in America! He reuses the cartons so the message gets out.

I wish you all could sample these eggs, and for that matter, could see how well he treats his chickens. It rekindles one's faith in the (old) American way.

Sorry I couldn't bring in the one about chickens, but I am sure it is very upsetting. Cruelty is always upsetting...!

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I grew up gathering our eggs from the free range chickens' nests. Mom always told me to leave at least one egg in the nest. They were brown eggs and tasted delicious.

I was buying Egglands Eggs, but from now on, I'm looking for the eggs that are laid by chickens that aren't caged up.

I never eat at KFC, either. :pukeright:

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Egglands does have Free Range eggs. It would be interesting to see just how free their range is.

During the war, WWII, the big one as Archie Bunker says, protein was scarce. Raising chickens was a household means of having one's own protein whenever wanted. What with meatless, eggless Tuesdays and Thrusdays, those chickens and eggs were very appreciated.

See if you can find a farmer around who raises chickens that are allowed to roam, eat grass, fluff themselves in soil, pick up grit (we used oyster shells), and maybe you will enjoy eggs again. People who raise such chickens usually do raise the kind that lay brown eggs.

The search will be worth it if you can find such a person.

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WW II also brought us Mad Cow Disease ! The government needed a way to feed our troops so it was decided to feed cattle the remains of other animals mixed with feed corn thus faster growth. Now we have a major under reported problem. Similar to melanin in the food supply. Increased un-natural protein. Prepare to die. :wink:

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Albert Einstein said if the bees died off on this planet we would have 4 years left.

I know a family who have chickens and I get my eggs from them. They are brown eggs.

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I have 31 hens laying for me right now, I get from 20-30 eggs a day (16-20 right now, they are molting) I have another 26 pullets growing up now..
My hens are my pets, they free range most of the day and run around looking for tasty bugs, they are friendly and happy and the eggs they give us are the BEST! We sell eggs roadside for a small price so our neighbors can enjoy real eggs and the money pays for chicken-feed.
I think anyone who can keep chickens certainly should! They are easy to care for and a real joy to have around, I lurve my chickens!

We also have about 50 meat type birds processed every year, they are hatched for the sole purpose of being food and would not live much longer than a couple of months due to their rapid growth, my meat birds also get fresh air and bugs and are NOT kept in the dark to eat one another as you see in PETA videos.


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my meat birds also get fresh air and bugs and are NOT kept in the dark to eat one another as you see in PETA videos.


PETA is not talking about family farms. They bring us the practices of the farming INDUSTRY! And those birds are treated horribly.

Be good to your chickens. Home grown eggs are the best!

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my meat birds also get fresh air and bugs and are NOT kept in the dark to eat one another as you see in PETA videos.


PETA is not talking about family farms. They bring us the practices of the farming INDUSTRY! And those birds are treated horribly.

Be good to your chickens. Home grown eggs are the best!


The PETA video is one reason I started to raise my own, at least their lives are pleasant, and believe me a happy chicken is a tasty chicken!


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The farm industry does not turn out 'food' that tastes like food. I have eaten home grown chicken, home grown eggs, home grown vegetables. There is NO comparison!

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I get organic, farm raised, fertile chicken eggs at our farmers market and its $1.25 a doz for x-large eggs.

Best. Eggs. Ever.

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I've always heard that the egg yellow is not good for you, but the egg whites are.

But can eating egg whites leave you guilt free?

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Egg yolks have cholesterol but it isn't as harmful as other types of cholesterol. If you are healthy, it shouldn't be harmful.

Eggs from organic farms where chickens are allowed to roam free are not cruel. It is stuffing chickens into tiny crates where they may not even be able to turn around that is cruel. The farming industry is what brings cruelty into farm products.

NYGG, I am amazed at the price of those eggs. What a great deal! I didn't think chickens that are treated well could be raised and the eggs sold for such a moderate price. Organic eggs here are $3.40 a dozen or more. And those are not large eggs...

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Everything is more expensive in New York, dori, or so it seems...here, I can get large, cage-free eggs at the supermarket for about $2.50 a dozen.

It's funny...Wal-Mart doesn't keep them stocked!

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