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Old friend described her farm life

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chicabee19, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    Marilyn is close to 75 I think... the other day she was describing how as a girl of 10 in Texas she used to take care of 1000 chickens every day - feed, water, clean the coops/runs, clean the eggs and sell them around the area, kill and de-feather the birds, etc...

    I asked her if she "washed" the eggs. She said no. I said 'so you just wiped them with a dry cloth, or what?' and she said they used a little piece of sandpaper!

    She walked door-to-door every few days with a little cart, selling the chickens that were slaughtered or that just happened to die.
  2. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    That's really cool! Gail Damerow in Storey's Guide suggests using extra-fine sandpaper. She must have learned from the old-timers, too!
  3. kaya's farm

    kaya's farm Songster

    Aug 6, 2008
    southern VT
    why would you need to wash an egg
  4. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    If it has poop on it, you probably wouldn't want to take a chance on getting that into the part you're going to eat. [​IMG]

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