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A little funny story about my son and eggs

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Ever since I started buying my own eggs (before getting our chickens) I've always purchased free range, organic eggs. They always tend to be brown. Even come Easter time when we dye eggs, we just dye brown eggs. 
 

Now that we have chickens we get brown and greenish blue eggs. 

 

The other day my son was at his great aunt's house and asked her to make him some scrambled eggs. She got out her eggs and his jaw dropped. 

"How do you get your eggs so white, Aunt Louise??"

He had no clue that eggs came in white. He knew they came in browns and blues and greens, but I guess not white. Haha!

 

He later told her that he thought she scrubbed her eggs very well and told her that I didn't wash my eggs until right before I needed to use them. Oh the joys of sharing these little moments with kids. 

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Commercial brown egg production got its start in New England back when most most of the eggs in the grocery was produced by so called "Dual Purpose" hens.  While not as productive as most white egg laying breeds (this is why brown eggs MUST sell at a premium) these brown egger hens (like RIRs etc) tended to be much larger and very fat.  This larger body size and their fatty yellow skin came in handy when the the hens egg production fell off at 2 years old and the brown egg producers sold their brown eggers for baking and roasting hens or for making chicken broth.  I still suspect that the organic and free range brown egg producers still cull their flocks in the same manner as I remember when i was growing up back in the 40s & 50s

Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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Great information to share with him! Thank you :)

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