No such thing as free range eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken Man Dan, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Chicken Man Dan

    Chicken Man Dan Out Of The Brooder

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    I found this comment from a news site quite funny and thought I'd share:

    "I'd be delighted to see the banishment of the phrase "free range egg(s)". There has never been and, likely, never will be an egg that can move freely around the barnyard unaccompanied. Its hen can roam at will, 'range' freely in the parlance of today. However, the egg must by its nature remain in place not ranging anywhere at all."

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  2. Arkantex

    Arkantex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THe idiots they let write news columns....[​IMG]
     
  3. RoosterRidge

    RoosterRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good one... Thanks for the laughs... [​IMG]
     
  4. jpcode

    jpcode Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The things advertisers would have us believe...
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    And high fructose corn syrup is now called corn sugar to make it sound more like cane sugar. Kinda pitiful that people will believe that nonsense.
     
  6. Hiram

    Hiram Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Have you noticed all these companies now claim to have free range chicken and eggs. From where!!! How can Moes afford that? It's like they're stretching the meaning of free ranged.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Have you noticed all these companies now claim to have free range chicken and eggs. From where!!! How can Moes afford that? It's like they're stretching the meaning of free ranged.

    In the commercial chicken and egg businesses, free range means that they could possibly go outside because an access has been created. It doesn't mean the birds are actually outside at any point in their life; just that the option is there.
     
  8. jpcode

    jpcode Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Have you noticed all these companies now claim to have free range chicken and eggs. From where!!! How can Moes afford that? It's like they're stretching the meaning of free ranged.

    In the commercial chicken and egg businesses, free range means that they could possibly go outside because an access has been created. It doesn't mean the birds are actually outside at any point in their life; just that the option is there.

    This might be interesting...
    http://www.cornucopia.org/organic-egg-scorecard/
     
  9. SarniaTricia

    SarniaTricia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi All
    I am in Canada and looked up the Ontario Egg info.
    http://www.getcracking.ca/aboutefo.html

    I looked on the shelf at the grocery the other day after finding out my girls are free range (according to the Egg Experts)
    Holy Tin Pot..... I should be charging WAY more for my eggs. The Free range eggs were almost $6!!!![​IMG]

    I like to say my chickens are pastured .... at least on the weekends when I have the time to keep an eye on them.
    I wonder if I can charge more when I move and get them a bigger pasture?

    Crazy what people will pay more for when the "word smiths" get involved.

    Just my 2 cents.
    Patricia
     
  10. jpcode

    jpcode Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was recently in Bellingham wa and they were advertising grass fed eggs at $7.50 a doz at the farmer's market.
     

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