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A Customer Asked Me a Question I Didn't Know How to Answer...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bluemusefarm, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. bluemusefarm

    bluemusefarm In the Brooder

    Jan 26, 2012
    Ever since we got chickens, people have asked all kinds of questions. We've always been able to answer them, too: why are the eggs brown? How do you get eggs without roosters? How long does it take a chick to reach adulthood? Do the eggs taste better? How do they know to get back inside when the sun goes down? Etc....

    Today, while someone was purchasing eggs from me, they asked this: "How do you know these eggs don't have e-coli or salmonella?"

    I didn't know how to answer. Do you???? Any help is CERTAINLY appreciated!

    (P.S.: We're also officially starting a small farm!!!!! Yay! Check it out: www.bluemusefarm.com. I'll likely post your best answers to this question online in the "Chickens" section. I'm trying to build a Facebook audience, too -- so if you like cute pictures and good info, please "Like" us on FB...THANK YOU!!!!)

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You can tell them as long as the eggs are properly cooked, including store bought eggs....they have nothing to worry about.
  3. bluemusefarm

    bluemusefarm In the Brooder

    Jan 26, 2012
    Thanks...that's all there is to it, huh?
  4. cgmccary

    cgmccary Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    NE Alabama
    Quote: You don't -- the same as one would not know that any egg, egg product, meat, dairy product, poultry, vegetable or seafood did not have e-coli or salmonella. I wonder if the person asking such a stupid question, if he/she asks at the supermarket each time they purchase one of the above. I bet not.
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Because my birds are healthy and don't have diseases.

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