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Esther's Eggs for the Hungry

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by ClareScifi, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Songster

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    A man stopped by just now and wondered whether we could give him a box of food. He was looking for the Food Bank. I saw him admiring my chickens, leaning over their pen, and I asked if he'd like some eggs.

    "Fresh, farm eggs from your chickens?!" he inquired excitedly. I said yes. He was just thrilled with the offer. So I went and got them for him. He admired their beautiful brown shade (they are Esther Mary's eggs, my Barred Rock hen's eggs). He was tickled to death.

    It was so satisfying to share the eggs with him. He seemed like a really nice man. He asked whether roosters lay eggs. HAHA.
     

  2. bnjrob

    bnjrob Crowing

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    Love it!
     
  3. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Songster

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    I told him my rooster had laid every single egg. But then my neighbor came along, and heard only the word "rooster." He's hard of hearing. He said to the poor man, "Her rooster laid these eggs that are a bit lighter shade of brown than the others." (He pointed to the paler brown eggs.) He gave me the hen who had laid the eggs and he knows roosters don't lay eggs. He added, "That's how you can tell which eggs were laid by the rooster-- they are a bit lighter in hue." Poor hungry man. He didn't know what to think. I think he caught on that we were pulling his leg, but he was so happy to have the eggs, that he didn't even care. :>)
     
  4. Mzkynd

    Mzkynd In the Brooder

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    What a lovely thing to do!!
     
  5. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Songster

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    Thank you, Mzkynd. It was very rewarding.
     
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