Overheard at a Farmers' Market

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Overheard at a Farmers' Market
« on: May 19, 2012, 08:18 »
Two ladies looking at new laid eggs.  One lady said:

"I would not buy those, they are dirty, they have come from a chicken's bottom."


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Re: Overheard at a Farmers' Market
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2012, 09:43 »
Funny isn't it, how people think that store bought eggs are made another way!  ::)
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Re: Overheard at a Farmers' Market
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 09:46 »
You should have asked them where they thought other eggs come from?  Perhaps they think they are made artificially???   :lol:

Years ago a lady bought some eggs from me, then said oh that one's got a feather attached to it!   :ohmy:

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Re: Overheard at a Farmers' Market
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 09:52 »
If they saw the little velociraptors rampaging round free-range cramming slugs, bugs and heaven knows what down their beaks, they would never eat eggs at all  :lol:

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Re: Overheard at a Farmers' Market
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2012, 09:58 »
 :lol: :lol: :lol:     

I agree with you there!!!

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Re: Overheard at a Farmers' Market
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2012, 12:53 »
hahaha very good  :D
A friend of mine keeps chickens and gives all her eggs away then buys eggs from the shop  :wacko: crazy i did ask her why she said saw one of them eating a worm !!! I asked her what she thought other chickens ate  :blink: i can't change her mind thou

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Re: Overheard at a Farmers' Market
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2012, 13:06 »
hahaha very good  :D
A friend of mine keeps chickens and gives all her eggs away then buys eggs from the shop  :wacko: crazy i did ask her why she said saw one of them eating a worm !!! I asked her what she thought other chickens ate  :blink: i can't change her mind thou

Oh that's funny!

Mind you, hens kept inside wouldn't eat worms, but they might eat the occasional mouse or bit of rat!!   ;) ;)

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Re: Overheard at a Farmers' Market
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2012, 15:40 »


Oh that's funny!

Mind you, hens kept inside wouldn't eat worms, but they might eat the occasional mouse or bit of rat!!   ;) ;)
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If i told her that i don't think she will EVER eat eggs again lol  :tongue2:

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Re: Overheard at a Farmers' Market
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2012, 17:11 »
You should have asked them where they thought other eggs come from?  Perhaps they think they are made artificially???   :lol:

Years ago a lady bought some eggs from me, then said oh that one's got a feather attached to it!   :ohmy:

In china they were making artificial eggs... with the bird flue they were so expensive, if you could get them
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Re: Overheard at a Farmers' Market
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2012, 20:29 »
 :lol:
Lovely to have a chuckle!  Sometimes I wonder if people listen to themselves.
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Re: Overheard at a Farmers' Market
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2012, 20:35 »
If they saw the little velociraptors rampaging round free-range cramming slugs, bugs and heaven knows what down their beaks, they would never eat eggs at all  :lol:

Have you ever tried to catch one with a mouse hanging out of its beak?  :lol:
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Re: Overheard at a Farmers' Market
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2012, 19:15 »
People are funny  ::)

When I first got my hens nearly 2 years ago I told a friend that I had got hens, she replied "Oh I'm funny about what I eat, I would only eat supermarket eggs"  ???

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Re: Overheard at a Farmers' Market
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2012, 21:48 »
That's strange, I too am fussy about what I eat, that's why I DON'T eat supermarket eggs!    :lol: :lol: :lol:

The other week a man knocked at the door.  I had eggs outside, but he knocked anyway.  Have you got any eggs he asked?  Yes, I replied they are here, taking them out of the box they were in.

I was going to buy some eggs at the bootfair, but a lady who lives down the road saw me and said oh don't buy those ones, get them from Ann in Mill Road!

So another regular!!!!!!   :) :)

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Re: Overheard at a Farmers' Market
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2012, 00:03 »
I have evidently had the other effect - The son of one of my friends would never eat eggs until he started helping his dad to look after my girls when I go away.  Since I told him how disgusting the chickens were, in particular their eating habits, labeled a bucket with the word "Pooh" written in big letters and told him that eggs come out of a chicken's bum he now can't get enough of them.  The grosser the better as far as most little boys are concerned!!!

 :lol:   ::)

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Re: Overheard at a Farmers' Market
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2012, 08:23 »
If they saw the little velociraptors rampaging round free-range cramming slugs, bugs and heaven knows what down their beaks, they would never eat eggs at all  :lol:

Have you ever tried to catch one with a mouse hanging out of its beak?  :lol:

No. I obviously have not been keeping chickens long enough yet.

And never mind people seeing them eating slugs and bugs, what about walking through their own poo :D :D

Obviously it is what give the eggs their special flavour :lol:



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