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Green eggs are bad eggs! ;P

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Or at least, that's what I thought before I found BYC. 

 

We always used to buy light brown eggs at our local farmers market, but one day all the eggs for sale had a weird green look about them. I jokingly asked the vendor "What are you feeding the chooks? Spinach?" He laughed and shrugged. Knowing nothing at all about chickens or eggs I refused to buy them, thinking they were off, or the chickens had been eating weird stuff that would make the egg taste bad. 

 

That has been the only time I've seen green eggs in person and I really wish I'd known about BYC back then as I would have loved to take some home and enjoy them for breakfast. 

 

Do any of teh green egg sellers on BYC have problems getting people to buy the eggs? Do you have to educate people about why the colour is different to what is expected?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proud chickie-mama to Penny (Black Australorp Hybrid), and our newest chicks:

Lacey (Light Sussex), Freckles (Ancona), Cinnamon (Welsummer) and Nutmeg (Barnevelder)

I made an auto treadle feeder for my chooks! Check it out here! http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=91980-treadle-feeder-project

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Proud chickie-mama to Penny (Black Australorp Hybrid), and our newest chicks:

Lacey (Light Sussex), Freckles (Ancona), Cinnamon (Welsummer) and Nutmeg (Barnevelder)

I made an auto treadle feeder for my chooks! Check it out here! http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=91980-treadle-feeder-project

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post #2 of 21

I don't sell my green eggs, but I do love eating them!! LOL  =)  I got FIVE today...only one girl still not laying out of the six EEs I have. She's no where near ready though since her comb is still pinkish and not red at all. My husband wasn't too sure about it when I told him these chicks I bought would lay green eggs, but he has grown accustomed to it and now he brags about how good our eggs are. =)

I have a husband, two young children, two dogs: Miri and Mara, two EE's: Friendly and Ellie, one Black Australorp: Licorice, one Barred Rock: Cloud, one Red Sexlink: Too Sexy, one Rhode Island Red: Cinnamon
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I have a husband, two young children, two dogs: Miri and Mara, two EE's: Friendly and Ellie, one Black Australorp: Licorice, one Barred Rock: Cloud, one Red Sexlink: Too Sexy, one Rhode Island Red: Cinnamon
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Every new egg customer of mine has been amazed at the green eggs included in each dozen I sell.  I used to put only two in each dozen, but now I have quite a few more EEs laying.  My Leghorns are also laying very well (Doh!) so I now put two white eggs in with the four green eggs amongst the various brown eggs.  Because I have taken a slew of photos with my iPhone, I can show the customer(s) pictures of my Easter Eggers - naming them as I do so - to sort of "prove" the eggs came from real chickens.  lol.png

 

As I sell eggs mostly to people where I work, chances are a new customer will be approached by a current customer, who then brags about the green eggs as if it was something s/he knew much more about than the new customer.  "Of course, those are Linda's special chickens - they're called Easter Eggers and she doesn't even have to color eggs for Easter - her chickens do it naturally!"

 

Love those word of mouth sales pitches!

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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post #4 of 21

Kids are amazed by the green eggs. Two more today. They have been my most consistant layers all winter so far. People don't believe me when I tell them I have green eggs.They all think of Dr Suess' "Green Eggs and Ham".

2- Easter Eggers,2-Barred Rock,2- Buff orpintons,3- White Brahmas,3- Speckled Sussex  Yes the coop got larger, Im Addicted !!
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2- Easter Eggers,2-Barred Rock,2- Buff orpintons,3- White Brahmas,3- Speckled Sussex  Yes the coop got larger, Im Addicted !!
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post #5 of 21

I had blue eggs and my daughter loved them, she asked me if we get green eggs if she can eat them with ham :)

www.youtube.com/stoneschickens

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hatch-cam-2012


Keeping tabs on my five favorite birds and favorite bunnies.

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www.youtube.com/stoneschickens

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hatch-cam-2012


Keeping tabs on my five favorite birds and favorite bunnies.

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post #6 of 21
I have a large range of colors that my hens lay.... white, off white, pink, olive, green, blue and several shades of brown. My customers love the assortment they get in every carton! I keep the banty eggs for us, as they are payin g $5 a dozen and I want to give the largest and pretttiest selection.

Variety is the spice of life. Too many to list anymore!

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Variety is the spice of life. Too many to list anymore!

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post #7 of 21

My daughter once cried when we cracked open a green egg and it wasnt green on the inside gig.gif

Mom to Eight (yes eight) The boys: ages 17, 14, 10, 10, 9, 7 and 1 our only baby girl is 4
Two chicken obsessed Border Collies, a 185lb Mastiff, 22 chickens.
 

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Mom to Eight (yes eight) The boys: ages 17, 14, 10, 10, 9, 7 and 1 our only baby girl is 4
Two chicken obsessed Border Collies, a 185lb Mastiff, 22 chickens.
 

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post #8 of 21

Just carried  4 doz eggs from  Ohio to my mom in Californiaon the plane.  Half were from my ee's.  Her friends always look forward to my visits and fresh farm eggs. This was the first time I had  blue and olive eggs. Had lots of questions.  "Are they blue inside" "Why do you dye them/" "Do they taste different.?" and many  more. I had  fun educating them though I was tempted  to make up some crazy answers just for funwink.png

Greetings from Camolot Farms. 25 + mixed chickens, 1 crazy rescue shepherd, 2 Great Pyr's. Many yellow barn cats, Scottish Highland Cattle  I'm a hatchaholic and proud of it.
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Greetings from Camolot Farms. 25 + mixed chickens, 1 crazy rescue shepherd, 2 Great Pyr's. Many yellow barn cats, Scottish Highland Cattle  I'm a hatchaholic and proud of it.
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post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by stone_family3 View Post

I had blue eggs and my daughter loved them, she asked me if we get green eggs if she can eat them with ham :)



Absolutely!!!!! Just make sure the ham is not green  sickbyc.gif

 

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Originally Posted by wbruder17 View Post

I have a large range of colors that my hens lay.... white, off white, pink, olive, green, blue and several shades of brown. My customers love the assortment they get in every carton! I keep the banty eggs for us, as they are payin g $5 a dozen and I want to give the largest and pretttiest selection.



Do you candle your eggs before selling? Do you have issues with County officials giving you grief?

I have a neighbor that has a beautiful vegetable farm. The have honey and eggs as well, but the County told them they can not charge for them because the honey is not pasturized and the eggs must go through some sort of processing. They still have them available to the public for a "donation" for the chicken feed. I guess they do these inspections because of recent salmonela reports in the news.

 

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