To shift gears a bit, it's also a good thing we don't really care to eat a lot of eggs in this house. I personally have never liked eggs since about birth, the texture and taste were never to my liking, but I was never bothered about using them as additives in recipes or for baking. When I was a full-time vegetarian who was trying out for the role of vegan, I began using EnerG Egg Replacer and I still use it quite often out of habit. A healthy habit for sure, but still there's nothing wrong with an occasional egg from a pet hen that is well cared for in your own backyard. They lay eggs regardless of whether they are fertilized, so why let them go to waste if they can be used? Our chickens are primarily pets that provide great fertilizer for our organic garden, and like I said, we don't really consume many eggs at all, but we have family and friends who do. Providing them with our ethically farmed eggs is preventing them from buying factory farmed eggs and we are helping to educate them on that issue. We see it as a positive thing.
|Pepper's mutant eggs with double yolks.|
From today on I'll be marking the eggs with the date they were laid. I think I will get a little date stamper for that purpose. I've never liked how most foods just have an expiration date and not a "born on" date. An expiration date tells you nothing about how fresh it is.