chicken feces

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MonicaAndHer6, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. MonicaAndHer6

    MonicaAndHer6 In the Brooder

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    Today my mom said she was worried about having poopie eggs.! yuck if chickens eat there own feces how does this effect our consumption>?
     
  2. ChickenJerk

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    If she is concerned about this she should use the inexpensive supermarket eggs which are produced in an environment where the hens are separated from their feces.
     
  3. gootziecat

    gootziecat Songster

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    This all seems to be a moot point to me since chickens lay eggs and poop from the same place.
     
  4. So true. But at least the supermarket eggs are dipped in a harsh chemical solution designed to remove the chicken poop and kill any no-see-ems that remains on the egg after it is collected. This is not done so much to protect our health as much as it is to render the eggs more marketable to the average housewife or other final consumer by de-pooping your breakfast cackle fruits.

    Of course Organic Vegetables of every type, flavor, and color are also fed huge amounts of the same raw chicken poop and popular culture calls it "HEALTH FOOD" me thinks that this is also a moot point because we strain to swallow a cooked natural egg on the one hand but on the other we eagerly wolf down raw veggies grown in fields covered with chicken feces. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Tongue in cheek: Buy your mother a new frying pan and then help her learn how to use it. [​IMG] Besides being handy to keep dad in line, a frying pan also makes a nifty health devise.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2013
  5. Krazzy

    Krazzy In the Brooder

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    i would suggest that your mom do some research on the food industry. there are much bigger evils out there. =)
     
  6. goldfinches

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    Whose chickens eat their own feces? Mine don't. (as far as I know...)
     
  7. ghostwolf211

    ghostwolf211 Chirping

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    I work in a distribution center for a high end supermarket chain in the North East....Make sure you wash your food before you eat it...If you could see what i've seen....[​IMG]
     

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