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posted on May, 4 2016 @ 02:10 PM
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a reply to: Quantum12
It's called candling. What you do is hold the egg up to a light source. You can see inside the shell a little. You'll be able to see the shadow of a developing chick.




posted on May, 4 2016 @ 02:12 PM
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LOL That is why i make sure we get them everyday. I don't want that to happen!

@Quantum12 yes you can eat them, just make sure you collect them everyday, so it doesn't grow like skid mark talked about.

@ CrappieKat No you haven't, so please DO!



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 02:27 PM
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Ok now what's the difference between a fertilized egg and a non fertilized egg? Do they taste the same?



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 02:37 PM
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Ok. If anyone is squimish.... Don't read this.

My Aunt has a sheep/Chicken/goat/rabbit farm.

She has names for all here precious creature's. And when she would call them, some of them would come to her.

So she had this line (pretty heavy rope) that ran from her garage to the barn. The ground in that area was asphalt sealed.

So I asked here one day. Why do you have such a large clothes line?

She replies, That's not a clothes line. When it's time to harvest my birds I call them and I grab them hang them by there feet and I slit there throats. She went on to state that it took some time for there bodies to drain. Then she would have the neighbor boy's come over a help here process them from there. (she didn't say process, she went into more detail)

My two boys (age 4 & 5) are with us listening to this conversation. I kept looking at them as she was talking and I could see their eye's getting bigger and bigger, and these discusting looks on their faces. LOL!!!

I just remember praying, Oh lord, please help them forget this before Thanksgiving. LOL!!!!



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 02:42 PM
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Hey now, I love your story lol! You put in some good detail and I felt like I was there too watching dinner hanging on a rope!



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 02:43 PM
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LOL At least she hung them up. When I was about 10, my dad "harvested" ours.
Seeing them flop around on the ground? Yeah.

I don't do it myself. No way. The one time I raised meat birds, I took them to the butcher. He lives a mile away.


@ Quantum12 I can't taste any difference at all.

I was a little weirded out trying my first duck egg. But there really isn't much difference there either. Just bigger.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 02:46 PM
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Is the yolk bigger too in a duck egg? So it is true, cut the head off a chicken it runs around?



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 02:47 PM
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You made me hungry




posted on May, 4 2016 @ 02:50 PM
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Yeah, the yolk is bigger too.
I remember more of flopping, and literally bouncing off the ground. It was bad.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 02:54 PM
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LOL, your funny! You and your ducks, chickens, roosters and hens made my day!
Thank you
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posted on May, 4 2016 @ 03:02 PM
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I am learning how to hunt Turkey, and someone asked me if I would process it myself.

No way!!!

I remember her telling us it was quite a stinky job.

I don't know if the gut's would bother me as much as the smell.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 03:03 PM
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If I had chickens, I would have them as pets and would never kill them. The ones I eat would have to come from a store or I'd be traumatized.


Enjoyed all the pics everyone shared.

Oh and...Hello to you all! Slept so good I kept sleeping until like 2:30 in the afternoon.




posted on May, 4 2016 @ 03:05 PM
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You guys are grossing me out with gory details. Eeeeew! I would love to have the feathers though.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: Night Star

You needed your beauty sleep!



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 03:11 PM
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This would be me shooting a turkey!



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 03:16 PM
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Hi Night!

Sorry about the details, please forgive. Yes, mine are now pets and I sell the eggs. I'm making hubby put up a huge area, with 5 foot fencing for them to roam, and so the ducks can help in the garden.

Around here today would have been a great day to sleep in. Rainy and chilly.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 03:17 PM
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You were warned


I know I have told that story here before.

I remember your reaction Night. LOL!!!!



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 03:20 PM
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Have you ever had fresh eggs?

Being from Midwest, I would be surprised to hear that you haven't.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 03:22 PM
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Your this persons favorite!!
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posted on May, 4 2016 @ 03:23 PM
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There is a farm 4 miles from me here. I buy farm fresh blue eggs every Saturday. Never store bought yuck!!!




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