"Farm Fresh Eggs Are Pooped On" R U Kidding?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Hens_And_Chicks, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    I sell most of my eggs to a professional pastry chef and the rest go to a few regular customers at work. I occassionally give a dozen eggs to someone to try and "hook" them and most of the time it works. The other day, a coworker I gave eggs to said she would buy them if she didn't have to eat all of them herself because her family turned their nose up at farm fresh eggs. Her husband said, "Ewwwww... that means they have been pooped on...."

    How can people be so incredibly ignorant. Do they think the commerical farms never have "accidents" or "skid marks"? Why do all their eggs have to go through a commercial egg wash and be pasturized? People would be amazed what the seconds look like that have stains or imperfections that go to commercial bakeries.

    Is it just me of do you find it slightly offensive that someone could diss a backyard egg producer like that? I have never sold a dirty or cracked egg or a less than nice looking egg in my carton! We eat all the eggs that aren't the perfect shape or color. Nobody has ever ever complained about my homemade banana bread or my cookies or my cakes - everyone begs to have a second or third... really?

  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Wonder what they think about milk from a BY cow? some peoples knowledge (or lack of ) of the foodchain never seizes to amaze me. I had 13 year old city girls that wanted to feed my ducksthat didnt know what dandelion is. But atleast they would eat green tomoatos and eggs.THeir mom actually blew the egg out and kept it ,because its from the only chicken she knew.
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    Don't be offended. There's no need.

    Modern people, in less than a century, have grown so far removed from what food is, where it comes from, and how it produced that such things are to be expected, frankly. People think only of processed, manufactured, plastic wrapped, boxed, prepared, microwavable, styrofoam food. Multiple generations of people have absolutely no idea about food.

    This is precisely why the modern diet is mostly junk disguised or marketed as food, obesity is rampant and the health effects of a lifetime of eating it ravages the people.

    Not surprised whatsoever. Re-educating an entire nation isn't going to happen over-night.
  4. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

    Sep 1, 2010
    I gave some of my fresh eggs to a coworker, he was excited he lives in the city and has dreams of living on a farm. He liked the eggs and his son (kindergarten age) thought it was cool and actually carried one around thinking it was a "dinosaur egg" (I have all EE and I think that egg was speckled) but his wife and daughter refused to eat the farm eggs. Oh well [​IMG] thier loss.
  5. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Songster

    Dec 22, 2010
    Quote:You'd be amazed. So far I have heard from fellow coworkers:

    - roosters lay eggs
    - hens don't lay eggs without a rooster
    - tomatoes grow in the ground
    - bees are useless animals that sting. Where does honey come from anyways
    - bats are disgusting
    -Chickens are disgusting
    - where does the prepackeged meat come from anyways? Do they make it out of something that grows on a tree?

  6. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    Oh my goodness.... I spent 8 years on a dairy farm from 7th grade through my senior year. I was completely in charge of a 90 cow dairy by the time I was a senior in high school. We had a grade A operation and we strived to produce a superior product but let me tell you... sometimes those dang cows kicked off the milkers and when they hit the concrete... well let's just not even go there. People would so change their eating habits if they actually saw the process of how their food gets from producer to market shelf. It's the very reason I started processing my own meat chickens. I know how they are raised, how they are treated, how they are fed and when the time comes to transform them from a chicken to a roaster, I also know how they are cleaned and handled. I know where my eggs come from, I collect them every day and I know my chickens. I know how my eggs are stored, what my chickens eat and can be assured that my eggs are fresh, antibiotic and steroid free and come from happy hens!

    We would all do well to make more of our food from scratch (including the growing and canning process). [​IMG]
  7. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    My husband is a city boy. When we first started chickens he was the same way til he tasted that first egg. Recently I started getting raw milk from a lady that feeds her cows only on grass and that they are organic( I dont have the room and we arent zoned for cows) Took me a month and lots of research before I could get my husband to even try the milk. Now he loves it. Alot of people have no idea where food comes from and its sad. They would rather buy processed junk that looks pretty and requires little effort then to actually have real food.

  8. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    I have to confess I get offended too.

    My family will cook with my eggs but not eat them. DW and kids. It's all pyschological/mental.

    I had a friends husband say he doesn't like the taste, but he's old and old people can be hard to educate sometimes. Set in their ways. Me I'm movable. Some one yells "rooooaaaaddddd trip" and I yell SHOT GUN!

    Others are more intelligent and have no problem. Sometimes ignorance is a choice. Me? I'm old but I don't want to be like some. I figure if I can keep learning and be flexible I can avoid mental old age. I don't want to only be able to talk about the good o' days. Truth be told the good o' days weren't always good. We worked harder and had less. I like my snowblower and microwave and of course this computer. It puts me in touch with some very nice and helpful people, as well as some ............

    I want a past , present and future.

  9. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    It doesn't bother me.If someone kept harping on it,and often made fun of me for eating pooped on eggs.........well I would have to show a VERY graphic picture of where their eggs likely came from.
  10. BusyBlonde

    BusyBlonde Songster

    Sep 18, 2011
    Bessemer City, NC
    - where does the prepackeged meat come from anyways? Do they make it out of something that grows on a tree?


    I've asked people who won't eat our farm-fresh eggs why - when they say it's because they come out of a chicken's butt, I ask them if they buy eggs. Then I ask them where those eggs came from? [​IMG]

    When they get disgusted because we process and eat our chickens, I ask the same question. Their chicken comes from the store. When asked where THAT chicken comes from, it's unbelievable how many adults look at you with a blank stare on their face. Like they never thought past that point. [​IMG]

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