A few years ago went to western Ohio for a wedding. My family stayed with a very dear friend of my mothers. Well, as some Ohioans know, there are a lot of very large scale poultry farms there. Well, mom's friend had a hhhuugge poultry barn, of the type I see referred here as battery farms. Well while we were there, her husband took us out to show us the operation. He showed us the barn, talked about the need for ventilation with huge fans in dead of winter due to the heat produced, show us dropping areas, how eggs fell to back of cages (awful, but I am not focusing on the horrid here, suffice it to say it was years ago, I was repulsed and made effort to buy small and local), etc. Then he took us to packing room and told us how local teens get jobs here, a few hours a day they put eggs into crates into these racks, etc. And trucks come to pick them up. He said the eggs go to a sorting place where ladies supervise the sorting and packing to get to consumers. Said that a few months ago they had to fire their teen help because found that someone was writing random curse words on eggs as they were being shipped. It was found at sorting plant. Some how, I have to smile, thinking about those random $&@/ words written on those eggs. I hadn't thought about this for years. This is my one and only experience with seeing large scale production, and while very gross on one hand the thought of 'foul' eggs cursing at people makes me giggle.