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(Boston Globe)   Eggs come out of the rear end of a chicken. There, I just saved you $100. Go buy some beer, which by the way is made from rotten cereal   (boston.com) divider line 66
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2010-10-13 10:55:58 AM
i253.photobucket.com
 
2010-10-13 11:12:15 AM
"In addition to getting flavorful eggs with vivid yellow yolks"

Yet strangely no more flavorful or vividly yellow than any other egg you could have bought at the store.
 
2010-10-13 12:37:45 PM
"Go buy some beer, which by the way is made from rotten cereal"

Oh yeah, smarty-pants? Then explain to me why Miller Lite tastes like such crap on a bowl of Frosted Flakes?!?

I mean...I realize that Miller Lite tastes like crap in GENERAL, but still.

/don't judge me i was out of milk okay
 
2010-10-13 01:01:18 PM
brap: i253.photobucket.com

I'd jam my thumb in that, by crikey!
 
2010-10-13 01:14:08 PM
Do the chickens have large talons?
 
2010-10-13 02:39:57 PM
rcain: "In addition to getting flavorful eggs with vivid yellow yolks"

Yet strangely no more flavorful or vividly yellow than any other egg you could have bought at the store.


Have you ever even had a farm fresh egg? The marked flavor difference is because of the freshness not to mention if the chickens are free range or if they have been given a quality feed. Grocery store eggs are generally a week old when they get to the store and USDA says eggs can't get sold later than 4 weeks beyond pack date. A day old egg is going to taste a lot better than a one week to 4 week old egg.
 
2010-10-13 02:42:53 PM
From the anuses of chicks..
 
2010-10-13 02:43:22 PM
yeah, but you can't butcher the rented chickens and get fresh, free range, chicken.

or can you?
 
2010-10-13 02:43:44 PM
ZuZu: rcain: "In addition to getting flavorful eggs with vivid yellow yolks"

Yet strangely no more flavorful or vividly yellow than any other egg you could have bought at the store.

Have you ever even had a farm fresh egg? The marked flavor difference is because of the freshness not to mention if the chickens are free range or if they have been given a quality feed. Grocery store eggs are generally a week old when they get to the store and USDA says eggs can't get sold later than 4 weeks beyond pack date. A day old egg is going to taste a lot better than a one week to 4 week old egg.


My folks have chickens that eat a variety of table scraps, fruit, grain, insects, which cause them to produce tastier eggs.
 
2010-10-13 02:45:41 PM
For those that live in Houston, have you noticed that Randall's eggs are a good two weeks older than other stores? Once my wife and I accidentally bought 12 on their sell-by date because we forgot to look (that taught us, obviously).
 
2010-10-13 02:48:08 PM
i234.photobucket.com

I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE
 
2010-10-13 02:48:45 PM
ZuZu: rcain: "In addition to getting flavorful eggs with vivid yellow yolks"

Yet strangely no more flavorful or vividly yellow than any other egg you could have bought at the store.

Have you ever even had a farm fresh egg? The marked flavor difference is because of the freshness not to mention if the chickens are free range or if they have been given a quality feed. Grocery store eggs are generally a week old when they get to the store and USDA says eggs can't get sold later than 4 weeks beyond pack date. A day old egg is going to taste a lot better than a one week to 4 week old egg.


Oh, THIS. If a chicken was *actually* free range, and not just 'there's a door they can go out, if they feel like it, but it's tiny and most chickens don't even realize it's there'... anyway, if their diet is varied and they can eat insects and peck the ground and all it's even better.

My friend had a duck that lived in a RV and in a co-op (sigh) for awhile and ate mostly feed (and dried corn IIRC, and sometimes vegan co-op food), then finally moved somewhere where a very large outdoor coop was built and where they got some feed, yeah, but also kept the insects down a bit around the garden and got scraps from the garden on top of it all.

Eggs from the duck tasted pretty damn awesome even when it was just on feed, but tasted phenomenal when there were other things added to the diet.

A 6-12 hour egg tastes even better, but just a touch.
 
2010-10-13 02:50:07 PM
Don't click if you don't want to here the F word:
Mitchell and Webb - F'n eggs come out of their arses' (new window)
 
2010-10-13 02:50:17 PM
Wet bread gone bad assmitter. Not rotten cereal.
Wine is grape juice gone bad and not yet processed into the glorious brandy.
Cheese is dried crap floating in your freshly squeezed cow juice.
Don't even ask what hot dogs are made of.
 
2010-10-13 02:50:28 PM
Rent a chicken?

No thanks, I want to eat mine when they're egg production drastically falls in a year or two

That, and the free fertilizer I get from cleaning the coop after it has composted a bit saves me extra money.

I have 3 hens, and those evil harpies would peck my eyes out if given half the chance.
 
2010-10-13 02:50:43 PM
rcain: Yet strangely no more flavorful or vividly yellow than any other egg you could have bought at the store.

Um, no, you'd be wrong about that.

I have a flock of 25 and their eggs are nothing like store-bought. They are much more flavorful and deeply-colored, and the yolks are almost cloyingly rich.

Come over for breakfast next time you find yourself in the DC Metro area and see for yourself!
 
2010-10-13 02:53:01 PM
Oznog: I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE

What a handsome race.
 
2010-10-13 02:53:25 PM
And yes, my hens free-range. They're hilarious, as heartless predators go.
 
2010-10-13 02:55:21 PM
rcain: "In addition to getting flavorful eggs with vivid yellow yolks"

Yet strangely no more flavorful or vividly yellow than any other egg you could have bought at the store.


There you would be so horribly wrong. Friend has a Chicken coop fith 6 differnt chickens. Not only do they taste better than store bought they have no somenella.
 
2010-10-13 02:56:10 PM
MaxxLarge: "Go buy some beer, which by the way is made from rotten cereal"

Oh yeah, smarty-pants? Then explain to me why Miller Lite tastes like such crap on a bowl of Frosted Flakes?!?

I mean...I realize that Miller Lite tastes like crap in GENERAL, but still.

/don't judge me i was out of milk okay


GENERAL MILLS.
 
2010-10-13 02:56:26 PM
Rent-a-coop is a good idea, actually. The qualms I had after actually RTFA were kind of mitigated... they go for well trained and friendly birds and you can call for help. Our chicken was definitely an alpha and super protective of the other two birds and was never really cool with us even though we were in the coop at least twice a day... and the flock of 10 my friend had afterwards had one or two jerks you had to keep an eye on whenever you went in... but if the birds are well vetted, cool.

My brother's class had quails that rotated from kid to kid for a week or two, and I still remember how cool that was.

Hmm. Neat.
 
2010-10-13 02:59:34 PM
Someone with skills please Ian Anderson this pic.
cache.boston.com

/as a brick
 
2010-10-13 03:00:50 PM
Here you go, people-who-are-convinced-by-local-eggs.

Blind Taste Test (new window)

Contains bonus quotes from scientists. I'll save you the click: "When you have them actually taste, there's not enough difference to tell."
 
2010-10-13 03:01:55 PM
nicoffeine: Someone with skills please Ian Anderson this pic.


/as a brick


That one looks poised to nip at the older girls hand.
 
2010-10-13 03:02:00 PM
I wonder why people like the subby and rcain resent fresh food not bought by markets? Is it a reaction to percieved smugness of the people doing it? Is it because it goes against thier societal norms and conventions? Is it envy that they don't have have access to thee foods or defensiveness because they are too lazy to seek it out themselves?

I can see the smugness factor and convention as I get that first reaction when I see things like this, but once you experience non supermarket produce, dairy, and meats you really see what has been lost to mass production.
 
2010-10-13 03:02:58 PM
rcain: "In addition to getting flavorful eggs with vivid yellow yolks"

Yet strangely no more flavorful or vividly yellow than any other egg you could have bought at the store.


You know how I know you've never eaten a fresh egg?

HUGE difference in quality. Once you've eaten a egg right out of a free-range chicken, you will NEVER go back to store-bought.

By the time the overly-processed eggs get to your store, they can be as much as 3 weeks old. The chickens have been fed the cheapest feed, gotten no exercise and bred to produce quantity, not quality.
 
2010-10-13 03:04:06 PM
All2morrowsparTs: I wonder why people like the subby and rcain resent fresh food not bought by markets? Is it a reaction to percieved smugness of the people doing it? Is it because it goes against thier societal norms and conventions? Is it envy that they don't have have access to thee foods or defensiveness because they are too lazy to seek it out themselves?

I can see the smugness factor and convention as I get that first reaction when I see things like this, but once you experience non supermarket produce, dairy, and meats you really see what has been lost to mass production.


I don't know how anyone could think that raising and growing your own food is a sign of smugness.

It's damn hard work, and a bit humbling.
 
2010-10-13 03:04:59 PM
peridinos: Contains bonus quotes from scientists. I'll save you the click: "When you have them actually taste, there's not enough difference to tell."

As I said before, it isn't simply the taste. It's texture, it's the richness of the yolks, it's the appearance, it's the firm whites, the way the yolks stand tall when broken into the fry pan.

They're simply better than store-bought in every respect.

Invitation to breakfast extended to you, also.
 
2010-10-13 03:07:47 PM
Deucednuisance: peridinos: Contains bonus quotes from scientists. I'll save you the click: "When you have them actually taste, there's not enough difference to tell."

As I said before, it isn't simply the taste. It's texture, it's the richness of the yolks, it's the appearance, it's the firm whites, the way the yolks stand tall when broken into the fry pan.

They're simply better than store-bought in every respect.

Invitation to breakfast extended to you, also.


Thanks for the breakfast invitation. And I believe you that they look better going into the frying pan. But when they come OUT of the frying pan, I haven't found anything that says there's more than a psychological difference.
 
2010-10-13 03:08:43 PM
Deucednuisance: peridinos: Contains bonus quotes from scientists. I'll save you the click: "When you have them actually taste, there's not enough difference to tell."

As I said before, it isn't simply the taste. It's texture, it's the richness of the yolks, it's the appearance, it's the firm whites, the way the yolks stand tall when broken into the fry pan.

They're simply better than store-bought in every respect.

Invitation to breakfast extended to you, also.


I do have one problem with super fresh eggs.

They don't make the best hard boiled eggs in the world.
 
2010-10-13 03:09:23 PM
Smeggy Smurf: Wet bread gone bad assmitter. Not rotten cereal.
Wine is grape juice gone bad and not yet processed into the glorious brandy.
Cheese is dried crap floating in your freshly squeezed cow juice.
Don't even ask what hot dogs are made of.


Bread? No, beer is made from cereal grains. And they aren't rotten. They are germinated, which can hardly be called rotten because the damn thing is alive, living, and growing. No bacteria or "rot."

Then, once you've extracted the sugars, it's really no longer cereal at all. That's where the yeast eats the sugar, not the cereal, in a process very distinct from "rotting."
 
2010-10-13 03:12:09 PM
My neighbors would shait a pickle if I got me some chickens.
 
2010-10-13 03:13:56 PM
Deucednuisance: They're simply better than store-bought in every respect.

THIS

Scientists are dumb, btw.
 
2010-10-13 03:16:26 PM
All2morrowsparTs: I wonder why people like the subby and rcain resent fresh food not bought by markets?

Don't discount the possibility of paid shills. There's a lot of money to be lost when people figure out they can do few things for themselves.
 
2010-10-13 03:17:10 PM
fritopendejo: Scientists are dumb, btw.

Yeah, I understand. They be lying, and getting you pissed, huh?

Scientists. What's with those malcontents?
 
2010-10-13 03:24:41 PM
xuanzhiyouxuan: All2morrowsparTs: I wonder why people like the subby and rcain resent fresh food not bought by markets?

Don't discount the possibility of paid shills. There's a lot of money to be lost when people figure out they can do few things for themselves.


Sheeple hate change. HATE. IT. The walls in their houses are white, they watch American Idol, drive SUVS... they hate having to put any thought into anything they do and just do what the TV tells them. Their hate on anything other than what they already have or do is just their way of justifying their pathetic existence.
 
2010-10-13 03:24:43 PM
Holding a small amount of cracked corn, the chickens' favorite treat, in his palm,

Well, I just don't care. (new window)

/Ole Massa gone away.
 
2010-10-13 03:27:17 PM
peridinos: Here you go, people-who-are-convinced-by-local-eggs.

Blind Taste Test (new window)

Contains bonus quotes from scientists. I'll save you the click: "When you have them actually taste, there's not enough difference to tell."


Interesting. I'd like to try feeding a chicken way too much garlic. I really like garlic.
 
2010-10-13 03:28:24 PM
Crown_of_Shoes: Bread? No, beer is made from cereal grains. And they aren't rotten. They are germinated, which can hardly be called rotten because the damn thing is alive, living, and growing. No bacteria or "rot."

Then, once you've extracted the sugars, it's really no longer cereal at all. That's where the yeast eats the sugar, not the cereal, in a process very distinct from "rotting."


Yep - then you feed the mash to the chickens!
 
2010-10-13 03:30:51 PM
For $100 you can be a farmer for two weeks and call for help when you need it.....

At that price, I can find some pretty fresh eggs, and not have to take care of any chickens.
 
2010-10-13 03:31:04 PM
peridinos: Here you go, people-who-are-convinced-by-local-eggs.

Blind Taste Test (new window)

Contains bonus quotes from scientists. I'll save you the click: "When you have them actually taste, there's not enough difference to tell."



Fresh eggs do taste better...to me. These blind taste tests are weird to me in that they always conclude that you can't tell the difference between x, y and z brands...

I have taken the "standard" taste tests and....
-I can definitely tell the difference between Pepsi and Coke
-I can tell Budweiser, Bud Light, Miller Light and Coors apart (and tell you which is which, but I judge beer)
-The difference between store bought beef and local raised cattle. If not blindfolded you can pretty much tell by looking (at the raw beef).
 
2010-10-13 03:33:10 PM
myblogs.sunderland.ac.uk

Subservient Chicken approves.
 
2010-10-13 03:34:23 PM
We have two chickens. My wife lets them out when she gets home from work every day. Then coaxes them in with bologna. The just love bologna and hot dog pieces. I think she spends more on the treats to get them back in the pen every night than the eggs are worth.
 
2010-10-13 03:39:16 PM
peridinos:
Thanks for the breakfast invitation. And I believe you that they look better going into the frying pan. But when they come OUT of the frying pan, I haven't found anything that says there's more than a psychological difference.


I will take the psychological difference in this case since I know what my chickens have been eating, know they are in good health and know they are being kept in very good conditions. To me that really does make more difference than taste.

Picture of one of my happy chickens:

i568.photobucket.com


/also have a llama named Carl.
 
2010-10-13 03:41:22 PM
And you don't even want to know who's behind toothpaste comes from...
 
2010-10-13 03:48:10 PM
A little over a week into her rental, Hotchkiss says that the eggs are delicious, but the yield is low. "I wouldn't do it solely for the eggs,'' she says. Ginger and Maryanne lay about an egg a day between them. But, says Hotchkiss, "The kids are having a ball.'' And the birds are "doing a good job on our lawn.''

My neighbors had a handful of free-range chickens, for the kids. They tended to shovel through every planting they could find and tear up the lawn. And they shiat all over everything. 3 or 4 chickens can make a lot of shiat.

Eventually they went to cooped chickens.
 
2010-10-13 03:53:42 PM
My niece didn't know eggs came from chickens until my grandmother shower her this past year. That was pretty funny.

/in my niece's defense, she is only two, so there's a learning curve
//she was very excited about being able to gather eggs
/and then the chickens chased her
 
2010-10-13 03:57:24 PM
rcain: "In addition to getting flavorful eggs with vivid yellow yolks"

Yet strangely no more flavorful or vividly yellow than any other egg you could have bought at the store.


And old trick: if you want vivid yellow yolks just feed your chickens marigold petals. They will just look more nutritious.
 
2010-10-13 03:57:34 PM
rcain: "In addition to getting flavorful eggs with vivid yellow yolks"

Yet strangely no more flavorful or vividly yellow than any other egg you could have bought at the store.


Wrong. My chickens eggs are really different and everyone I give them to commments on their better flavor. Scrambled, they are a much brighter orange than anything you buy at the megamart.

lh3.ggpht.com

One of my girls, hard at work.
 
2010-10-13 04:04:43 PM
Tachikoma: My niece didn't know eggs came from chickens until my grandmother shower her this past year.

I remember my first grandma shower.
 
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