Modern Marvels: The Egg 2011

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Mattemma, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Just got this DVD through library interloan,and wanted to mention it. While it does not cover backyard farming it is still interesting. I am amazed at the amount of hens that are kept in a factory barn.I think it was 1.5 MILLION. WOW that is a lot of chickens.

    I liked the set up of the one man in CA who would move his hens around after the ground was seriously pooped up.Pooped ground was planted.Crops and eggs sold in a co-op. His eggs sell for $8 a dozen! I only sold mine for $1.50 or $2.

    The purple eggs(pickled) look interesting.It was a beet vinegar mixture that hard boiled eggs were put in. I would like to make that. The black egg however I will skip.Those are raw eggs that are fermented for a month. No thank you.

    The ostrich eggs were very cool. I liked the farmer in that segment.Funny guy. And finally the egg carver.Wow what awesome work he does.If I had money I would like the dolphin one on the emu egg,and the ones that have shapes carved into them(stars,hearts,circles).

    Overall an interesting dvd.

    I noticed that a lot of the chicken farmers clip the beaks.Even the ones who do free range.So I have been wondering at what number of chickens does it become necessary? They all said that it was to prevent pecking damage. I have had that in just 6-8 hens.Maybe the difference is that when you have hundreds you just don't have the ability to tend to the injured,so debeaking is easier?
     
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  2. Johndeere96

    Johndeere96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nh
    Sounds interesting I'll have to look into it [​IMG]
     
  3. spacecowgirl

    spacecowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just tried to find it on Netflix but they don't have it. [​IMG]
     

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