Why are people afraid to eat fresh eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LuckyInKy, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. LuckyInKy

    LuckyInKy Out Of The Brooder

    May 6, 2011
    I am so annoyed at my husband's coworkers. We have a small backyard flock who are spoiled rotten and lay gorgeous eggs. He took some to work just to give away since we can't use them fast enough. Everyone is afraid to eat them. They are collected daily and placed straight in the fridge, I made it a point to only send very clean eggs. They say they are worried about salmonella. Seriously? I told my husband to show them a picture of a commercial hatchery and also tell them how old store bought eggs can be. Some people even thing that store bought eggs are pasteurized or sterilized some how.

    Does anyone have a link to a good article I can print to show why fresh locally raised eggs are better than commercially processed ones? These are people working in an animal research facility (lab mice) so they should know a little better.
  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed Flock Master

    Don't throw your pearls before swine.... [​IMG] Only smart people should get to enjoy the fresh taste of a true farm egg! [​IMG]
  3. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2009
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  4. 202roosterlane

    202roosterlane Happy Hen on a Harley

    Feb 24, 2011
    Central Arkansas
    great article, thank you!
  5. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Quote:Agreed! Everyone that eats my girls' eggs refuse to go back to store bought. They even pay a few dollars more for my eggs and swear on them to others who haven't had them yet.

    So many people are just plain ignorant and stuck in their ways. Look at all the problems we have with a lack of acceptance in our society and you are suprised that people are unwilling to eat freshh, farm raised eggs?
  6. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    Quote:That's a great article, but one that doesn't necessarily help her argument that they have absolutely nothing to fear. Regardless of some of the mantra heard here, backyard flocks aren't magically immune to such things, but I do agree that their fears are unfounded.
  7. sammyh312

    sammyh312 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2011
    BeeKissed, you are spot on!!!
  8. Beekissed

    Beekissed Flock Master

    After many years of doing this chicken/egg thingy, I've found that you can't change the thinking of an adult that doesn't even try to educate themselves about the foods they eat. If they are that mindless about their lives, some countrified, hillbilly chicken lady isn't going to persuade them of the goodness of a farm fresh egg. After all, they watch TV, carry an IPhone, know what's really important in life and consider themselves informed. [​IMG]
  9. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Quote:Too true.[​IMG]
  10. sammyh312

    sammyh312 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2011
    BeeKissed, again, exactly right. My wife was like that in a way, but had an open mind and was willing to try things she never had. When she met me, store bought anything was "safe" and fresh eggs, chicken, or beef was somehow "gross". Why??? because you get to see EXACTLY where your food comes from, and its not in a nice foam package in a grocery store? As a well and classicly trained cook (Chef sounds snobbish to me - lol), i had to show her the value of fresh, whole UNPROCESSED foods. Now she knows its best to have a little pink in your beef, and that steak tar tar wont leave you in the emergency room, eggs dont have to be refrigerated...etc, etc. Now with an educated and appreciative taste, she knows the difference and doesnt want store processed foods if she can help it. If they would try it, people would NEVER want a store bought egg over a fresh one.

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