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coconinoz

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what's an egg?
« on: December 15, 2008, 07:24:19 am »

corn & soy encapsulated & delivered by a wimpy bird

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Re: what's an egg?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2008, 09:53:17 am »
maybe standard grocery store eggs, but certainly not all eggs

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Re: what's an egg?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 10:21:23 am »
check it out, even most organic sources that say free range have pens where every last bug or sprout and been snatched up a long time ago.  You'd have to go to a real farm where chickens get to go out with the cows and eat the fly eggs etc in cow poop, and scratch in real green grass and eat a million different type of  insects to offset the majority of their diet which for the most part is still corn and soy.  Without a diet primarily focused on grain most chickens won't lay enough for the farmer to make a profit. We sprout and then plant in 8' by 8' raised beds all their grains, of about ten different varieties,  that then grow into a carpet of green.  Also irrigate year around to keep soil full of bugs and green grasses.  Someday I'll get around to growing worms and other bugs and do away with grains of any sort altogether.   I always try to encourage anyone with any sort of back yard to keep their own chickens.  The very best store bought organic free range eggs are always anemic compared to chickens that eat green living food.

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Re: what's an egg?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 10:27:42 am »
i get my eggs from the farmer's market and the lady has assured me that the chickens eat mostly bugs and grass.

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Re: what's an egg?
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008, 07:53:12 pm »
i get my eggs from the farmer's market and the lady has assured me that the chickens eat mostly bugs and grass.

Van's right, the chickens still need lots of grains in order to lay eggs all year round. In the wild, jungle fowl lay eggs much more rarely.
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Re: what's an egg?
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2008, 11:53:09 pm »
Perhaps the high amount of grain feed also speeds up the growth and/or maturity. As it does with cows.

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Re: what's an egg?
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2008, 09:55:19 am »
So a couple weeks ago this dude I work with came up to me and asked if the eggs I was eating were organic.  I laughed and said of course, and then he asked how much I paid for them.  He offered me a dollar less for the organic eggs he was growing.  Turns out, he has horses and cows, and so he got chickens to eat all the bugs that congregate from their poo.  He also supplements with corn, but he says they just run around eating alot of bugs and stuff in the grass.  He said one day their was this pile of eggs, which ultimately hatched and he had baby chicks all over the place.  So now if he doesn't want a crap load of chickens running around he has to collect the eggs and get rid of them.

So anyways I tried these eggs and HOLY CRAP!  They were amazing.  I ate 12 of them that day.  I have had organic and free range fertilized from the store, and there is NO comparison to how great these eggs taste.  Not only that, but I generally get a little bit of a soggy feeling after eating more than 3-4 eggs at any one time, but not so with these.  I felt great.

Chickens raised in a manner consistent with their natural state lay delicious eggs that are very healthy and very good for you.  Chickens raised on soy, in cages, or on "free ranges" w/ no grass or bugs, lay eggs that are not nearly as good for you - still better than conventional, but man I couldn't hardly believe the difference.
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Re: what's an egg?
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2008, 04:39:42 pm »
My opinion on eggs is they should be seasonal.  When they are there, we eat them, when they are not, then we don't eat eggs.

Eggs shouldn't be my staple food to have every day.

Just like those who experienced keeping birds as pets, they lay eggs every once in a while only.

I'm here in Palawan... a far off province, and the true test of eggs is you buy them and you put them in an incubator to hatch them or turn them into balut (cooked duck embryo).

If they won't turn into chicks, then the eggs probably aren't worth it.
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Re: what's an egg?
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2008, 03:27:31 am »
Yes, fertilised eggs from birds fed on plenty of bugs and other plants are the best possible to get. I don't think it matters if some grain is fed to the birds as wild jungle fowl, ancestors of chickens, also ate some grains as a small aprt of their diet, just not in the huge quantities they're fed on , nowadays.


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omega's in eggs
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2008, 04:29:00 am »

acc. to nutrition data a commercial egg has as its pufa's much more omega 6 than omega 3
http://www.nutritiondata.com/

i believe the same is true of corn & soy oils


 

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