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by 619 · about 1 hour ago

My cousin pulls these eggs from the roost, puts them in cartons on her counter. No cleaning or refrigeration, stuff stuck to them, which I understand should be no big deal. My son had a couple for breakfast on Sunday, and puked hours later after... (more)

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Methodician 0 · August 30, 2013 at 6:17 PM

The rare (very rare) occurrence of salmonella in/on eggs is actually just on them. The only way it gets inside is through a crack. If they are washed before being cracked, it's very close to impossible to get salmonella. In fact, it'd be a rare... (more)

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by 188 · about 1 hour ago

I'm looking to introduce mealworm farming to amazonian residents and their chickens for the purpose of a more sustainable source of protein. Does anybody have an idea or a resource of how to breed mealworms in an efficient automated manner?

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by 2626 · about 1 hour ago

Thanks to paleo, I've moved from the world of $4/dozen "cage free" eggs to the world of $10/dozen eggs from pasture-raised heritage chickens with natural diurnal cycles and on-site Swedish massage. But I've noticed an issue: The most "natural"... (more)

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Bradach 0 · March 25, 2013 at 2:16 PM

I get alot of omega 3s from drinking iskiate each morning so I can look for chickens that are just eating bugs and plant shoots without manmade additives. Alot of permaculture farms will have chickens that just wander the premises as a pest-and... (more)

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by 408 · about 1 hour ago

I raise my own chickens and roosters but when it comes to eating them I just can't stomach it. I know each and every chicken and roosters personality and even call some by names. It becomes extremely difficult to enjoy my meal when I personally... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · February 14, 2013 at 3:40 AM

You have to go into it with the mindset that the chickens are not pets. We don't name our chickens. We feed them and they feed us. It makes it easier when they die or we kill them for dinner.

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by 1311 · about 2 hours ago

So I watched a documentary on brain development and omega-3 and they spoke to a doctor on the island of Crete who gave an interesting speech on the high content of Omega-3 in the plant known as Purslane. They eat it in salads but interestingly... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · November 26, 2011 at 6:37 PM

I grow purslane in containers. I eat it raw, or toss it in the skillet or pressure cooker, with anything I wish. I like how hardy it is, how easy it is to grow, and that is a perennial. The young leaves and stems are, of course, more tender,... (more)

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by 1173 · about 2 hours ago

My brother told me he heard that chickens need to eat the eggshells to keep producing eggs. I found it odd. I could see that eating eggshells could produce healthier/stronger eggs/chickens. But I wouldn't think it would be necessary to... (more)

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graciel 0 · October 25, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Backyard flocks are certainly fed eggshell for the calcium. They must be well crushed so the birds don't start eating whole eggs before they are collected, though, which can happen and is a PITA to stop once they get going. We like eating eggs,... (more)

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by 333 · about 2 hours ago

I have raised chickens for eggs for years. As a result I eat my own pastured eggs (lovely deep orange yolk) every day for breakfast. I've been thinking about raising some "broiler" chickens. Raising them is the easy part...but I could not kill... (more)

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lunabelle 0 · June 11, 2011 at 2:40 AM

I raise my own chickens for eggs and meat, as well. I do the slaughtering myself, but I grew up on a farm where we raised sheep, chickens, and ducks, so I was already fairly comfortable with the idea when I slaughtered my first chicken. Having... (more)

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by 971 · October 25, 2014 at 3:42 AM

I'm hopefully going to get some hens, maybe today (4H fair). I've been getting eggs at the farmers' market and ask whoever's selling eggs what they're feeding their hens, been trying to go soy-free, corn-free and also just GMO free in general, I... (more)

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Jaych 0 · August 08, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Yay for Scratch and Peck! That's what we feed our gals. It's a shame you can't let them roam in your yard, but a chicken tractor is the next best thing. That allows you to move their enclosure around the yard without leaving them exposed to... (more)

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by 410 · October 25, 2014 at 3:01 AM

Judging by comments on various topics, it seems that most Paleo folks eat a good amount of eggs. I certainly eat a lot more eggs than I used to since going (mostly...) Paleo. Since most chickens - even pastured chickens- eat feed that contains... (more)

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Sandra 0 · April 14, 2010 at 12:18 AM

OK, I found this study: http://www.feedstuffsfoodlink.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?nm=&type=news&mod=News&mid=9A02E3B96F2A415ABC72CB5F516B4C10&tier=3&nid=2A01159CFD9943E09A9746173644359A According to this, eggs do contain some... (more)

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by 0 · October 24, 2014 at 4:50 AM

Here is a description of hens' traditional diet: http://www.westonaprice.org/farm-a-ranch/chickens-are-omnivores-its-no-dilemma Further reading, but doesn't mention eating small animals (other than... (more)

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glib 0 · December 07, 2013 at 8:53 PM

They still need supplements. Here in MI they can not get iodine from foraging for example. All the farmers I deal with supplement, in the case of chickens, oyster shells are good enough for broad spectrum mineral integrator. From what I have... (more)

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by 1213 · October 20, 2014 at 3:29 AM

I have been searching for a decent local-ish egg source since I go through tons of them and feel ethically and nutritionally compromised when I buy the battery eggs, and I feel fairly the same way when I buy the pricier "free range, omega-3" eggs... (more)

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Lizzy555 0 · February 17, 2012 at 5:25 AM

wow, I would love to eat those eggs! I think $2 a dozen is a steal. They sound like they really take good care of their chickens, to me that's the most important part. Organic feed offers the same nutrition as non-organic feed, but I think a... (more)

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by 16131 · October 20, 2014 at 3:16 AM

Hey all, I am dancing in my kitchen right now. After a long battle with the city's planning commission we are now able to raise chickens!!!!! Happy, happy, happy. So I get to have five. Although all of my friends have them, (country folk),... (more)

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Aaron_B_ 0 · June 21, 2011 at 11:38 PM

Our local farm store gets chicks every spring, and they'll sell individuals, so my first year I was able to get seven different breeds -- one of each. That way I could compare, and they were a lot more individual than a bunch of the same breed. ... (more)

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