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  1. CrazyChickenLady

    I really enjoyed reading this! The eye mask thing I will be trying! I have 4 hens in our back garden, they are such characters (highly recommend rescuing some ex-batteries, check out BHWT in the UK) and have supplied us with countless eggs! We recently moved them into a bigger home on grass, but now all the grass is gone, they are on the muddy remains, and get quite mucky. I have also noticed they eat an awful lot of the soil! And their poop is very much just soil!!
    I thought the fact about the eggs absorbing surrounding smells was interesting, as we have noticed that recently (the last 2-3 weeks) our eggs have had a rather grassy/muddy taste. Could it be because of their new dwelling?
    I am still researching, but reckon it’s something to do with this.
    Anyway, I’ll be back for more reading soon! Thank you! x

  2. I’ve eaten eggs all my life and had no idea of all their uses. I’ll do better now that you’ve educated me :)

  3. robyn sheriff

    fantastic article!! we raise chickens. and i encourage everyone i know to do the same. this last year for eggs. this spring we will do meat chickens as well. it teaches our children the circle of life. and responsibility. love our chickens

    • Robyn

      Miss Crunchy Betty,
      Thank you for great point of view. I do teach my children Christ like values, do you think Christ would eat his chicken if he needed to, yes I believe He would. I don’t assume someone I buy products from should be so confrontational. You know little about me and my life. So step back within yourself and reread your message to a customer because you have an opinion. I have lots of opinions too, but i don’t take them out on everyone I don’t agree with. you seem so loving and compassionate. Yet your words are opposite. being confrontational and argumentative is not a value i teach my children.

      • Robyn

        i now see this previous message was from Deborah. sorry for directing it towards you Crunchy Betty. stay crunchy!

      • robyn

        Again deborah your point view is valued. Although get out of your narrow minded world and you’ll see

      • robyn

        as far as abuse towards my children I must say I do feel a little bit bad for yours as they are living a sheltered life of unreality

      • Steve

        Didnt Christ eat all them fish?

      • Steve

        Also, religion was only invented because science couldn’t yet answer our questions. Now that we have science religion and “believers” will die out over the next 5 generations or so.

        Government powers have been pushing and using religion as a tool to control the population since forever. Still happens today. Check out the Brunei wikipage – see the May 2014 update. Check out the current sultan, he is a bit sultry…

        tldr – Also there is no god, your kids will soon grow up and realise this. Welcome to the future where you should be a nice guy even though you’re not going to hell!

        • Andre de Kock

          I am a Atheist and cleverer than millions of people…Blah blah blah blah blah
          Why are you all such a-holes? Oh never mind-it is because you don’t have a God in your life….-and nobody tells you what they think of you because they are believers and know that you are just a lost soul and feel sorry for you.
          Poor Stevie-going to hell with his eyes wide open…

      • Lex

        If you are so Christ-like Deborah, why are you taking the lord’s name in vain? That is something i have been taught my whole life not to do because it is extremely disrespectful to the lord. And did you not read the story in the bible where jesus distributes bread and FISH to everyone? it’s life Deborah. Don’t be so quick to judge. I’m sure you’ve also stepped on a spider or two. And i bet that doesn’t bother you near as much as stepping on your bunnies.

  4. dee miller

    I have backyard chickens. I get 19 eggs a day I am always looking for things to do with all those eggs. There is nothing like a fresh egg . I have started to sale some.

  5. dee miller

    How do I keep my brown a dark brown ?

  6. I love reading a post that will make people think. Also, thank you for allowing for me to comment!

  7. claire

    great article but could you please remove the apostrophe in the word CATS (CAT’S DON’T LIE…) it doesn’t belong there.

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  10. CLEVegan

    The egg membrane also makes a great bandage for open wounds. My skin on my fingertips splits from the inside in the winter, so I get the membrane from a freshly cracked egg to cover it, and the cracks heal much faster. The membrane can be slippery to work with, but cover the wound and let the membrane dry. It will come off when you wash your hands.
    Also, leave your eggshells out on the counter to dry out and the membrane will absorb carbon monoxide.

  11. This is such a helpful and great tips. I raise chickens but I only use the eggs for cooking and not for any beauty tips. I will let my mum know about this since she is very conscious about her face. This will be a good home beauty tips. Thanks for sharing these information to us.

  12. naby33

    My family and I love eggs! and you have inspired me to make the extra effort to find better ones. Occassionally we will get the organic which is uber expensive for daily use like $6.5 for a dozen, yeah. and i was buying some free range ones from the farmers market which did taste good then they started tasting funky like the store so stopped that. incidentally we just opened a pack of eggs today and they were bright light yellow, made me a little sad…..the info in here was really great, Thanks!

    side note, ur cat is so huggable :)

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    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to
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  14. Tracy

    Very nice article, I will sure get those pastered eggs, I am embarressed not to have known before..
    I am looking forward to having my own little back farm after university some day !!!

  15. Jessica

    Have you tried washing your hair in egg yolk? I did 3 days ago and it still feels awesome! I conditioned my hair with an ACV rinse too. For the past 3 months I have been washing my hair with baking soda and it was making my hair dry and and my scalp itchy. So I went in search of an alternative and came up with this. Also, I have been brushing my hair with a boar bristle brush to help distribute my natural hair oils. So far so good!

  16. Gaby

    Hi Betty, I came across your site a couple of days ago when having a particularly bad hair day -well, my hair is a metalhead hair so it’s a badass hair most days anyway. But that day I was just fed up with my shampoo, and not being a fan of chemicals anywhere near me, I had begun to question the need for letting so many a cubic metre of sls lather wash over my skin every day over the course of gosh how many years. So that’s how I came across your “sorta poo” formula, and now I’m reading about your discerning cat and the eggs, and nodding along as I happen to have a friend who keeps her own organic chickens and oh yes, her eggs taste like proper eggs… I love this site!!

  17. Atalanta

    I get my eggs from my sister’s farm or from a farm near where I pick up my weekly CSA share. Anymore I only use store-bought eggs when I’m doing my holiday baking or we can’t get to a farm.

    Another fun fact about pasture eggs – they tend to have thicker shells than CAFO eggs. A thicker shell means that it will take longer for air to penetrate. This will let the eggs last longer (we’ve had eggs over a month that were still better than CAFO).

    You can do some really cool crafty things with them – Pysanky is one. Another, similar that works really well with brown or other colored eggs, draw a design on the shell in wax. Soak the egg in vinegar for 15-30 minutes until the shell color is gone or nearly gone. Use Goo Gone to clean the wax off. I did this for a friend of mine, she raised chickens and was a massage therapist. I did her logo on some of her eggs.

  18. Patsy

    Hi, just read your article about eggs and enjoyed it. I get my eggs from a local man and they are farm raised and allowed to eat bugs, etc. We adore his eggs.

    Also, wanted to mention to you that the raw egg white is not good for cats. Here is a paragraph from an article that talks about feeding cats raw eggs.

    “I see no problems with feeding your cat raw egg yolks from time to time. But try to avoid raw egg whites, as these contain a protein called avidin that can bind to certain B vitamins and prevent their absorption.³”

    Also wanted to mention for anyone who has a cat with diarrhea, raw egg yolks are great for treating this condition.

    Thanks and I look forward to seeing your articles, tips, etc. as I’m not signed up to you on FB.

  19. Suzie

    Great article, just wanted to add that unwashed eggs can last much longer than 2 weeks. I have chickens & am licensed by the state to sell eggs. If kept in the refrigerator, they can last 2 or 3 months…although mine never do.

  20. Ellen

    I am a first time chicken owner myself, I have five beautiful Red Star Hens. I love my girls recently one of my girls have began to lay (Lucille) as I call her. I get up in the morning and always find my daily treat from her. I loved your article because I need as much information as I can get. It really is amazing that chickens are so beneficial, I love them and only hope to learn more and more from them and from others. Thanks!

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