or are they? I have had three friends and my dad turn down my (free) eggs. I'm not sure that the friends even eat eggs so there might be that, but I know my dad (bred in the country) eats eggs. He says he doesn't eat many eggs anymore, but won't even take home 6. 1. We collect and wash the eggs thoroughly daily and put in the fridge. 2. We have a large back yard with no pesticides ever where they play and eat bugs and weeds. 3. We feed the hens plain feed store food and pretty much pamper the ladies. 4. Their houses (individual rabbit cages with a roost, food and water) are cleaned every other day so no smelly chickey house. (we compost the poo!!!) But: 1. We have one dog who visits the back yard for 'business'. 2. The birds are exotic bantums so the eggs are brown and small. Is there something I should say about the eggs/hens, or be doing differently? It really bothers me to be turned down and I don't have anything to say except, OK. My picky daughter who is big on environmental things, and a smidge germophobic, is happy to take them home. So is my country girl friend. What's the deal with these other folks??? Any help will be appreciated.