One Egg short of a full dozen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LoneCowboy, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    No, this isn't like being one card short of a full deck or anything like that. I guess it could be though, because I did something really stupid.

    I have orders for eggs today. 3.5 doz to be exact. So yesterday I had a lady stop and want eggs, I though I had more time to get the necessary eggs to fill the order, so I sold her a doz. Then I went into a panic when I realized it was later in the week than I had though. So even though all of my girls laid today, I'm still 1 egg short. I was tempted to put a golf ball in the missing spot, the girls don't notice a difference, maybe my customers won't either [​IMG]

    Ok, maybe they would. Lucky for me one of the orders is for a friend and she'll understand the one egg short.

    Funny thing is, I've taken the sign down long ago, and still people are stopping all the time.

    DH actually wanted eggs for breakfast. IS HE CRAZY OR SOMETHING!! He said, "Why do I have all these chickens if I can't have eggs?" Good question, but it doesn't change the fact that he isn't getting any eggs today. [​IMG]

    I'm going to go talk to the chicks about growing up faster. Think it will work?
     
  2. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was tempted to put a golf ball in the missing spot, the girls don't notice a difference, maybe my customers won't either

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  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    [​IMG] You could always ask your customers to wait while you go out and try to squeeze an extra egg out of the girls. [​IMG]

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  4. Forest_Nymph

    Forest_Nymph Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hinkjc,

    I said that exact thing to an egg customer once...
    Her reply:
    "Could you do that for me? I'll wait."
    (with a serious expression on her face too...duh!)
     
  5. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Oh, that's funny. [​IMG] Some people.....
     
  6. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before I got chickens, not long ago, I stopped by a chickrn farm to purchaes "FRESH EGGS" well they were not fresh and they actually had one missing, I was in the car and just grabbed the crate, paid and took off.

    Never again, imagine going to a farm for fresh eggs and they were stale? I did the water trick and they stood almost all the way up.



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