Green eggs are bad eggs! ;P

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nonny, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    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?
  2. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2011
    Spokane Valley, WA
    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. =)
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    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. [​IMG]

    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!
  4. tsiecz

    tsiecz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2011
    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".
  5. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    I had blue eggs and my daughter loved them, she asked me if we get green eggs if she can eat them with ham :)
  6. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    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.
  7. MomToTheZoo

    MomToTheZoo Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 23, 2011
    Western Washington
    My daughter once cried when we cracked open a green egg and it wasnt green on the inside [​IMG]
  8. rrrmamma

    rrrmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2010
    New Concord,Ohio
    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 fun[​IMG]
  9. Chickadee55

    Chickadee55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 17, 2010
    Central Florida

    Absolutely!!!!! Just make sure the ham is not green [​IMG]
  10. Chickadee55

    Chickadee55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 17, 2010
    Central Florida

    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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