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Old 01-07-2010, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Boca Raton
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Does anyone know where to get fresh eggs around Jax? After seeing a disturbing video on a thread on another forum, I would like to try to find a smaller, local farmer that sells them.
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:51 PM
 
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farmers market on beaver street
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: on an island
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FWIW
We get fresh eggs at the farmer's market here on Saturdays. They are not from an "official" poultry farm and usually are fertile so have to be sold with a sticker that says "not for human consumption" or something creepy like that.
But I've gotten a couple dozen now and they do taste good and have *really* orange yolks.
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton
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If they are fertile.... do you ever get eggs with parts of chicks in them?
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:47 PM
 
Location: on an island
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If they are fertile.... do you ever get eggs with parts of chicks in them?
Never a recognizable baby chick, or parts therof.
But there will be the occasional little teeny tiny red drop--the beginning of a chick.
I've had that happen with organic eggs from the grocery store, too.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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A producer of cage-free pastured eggs (pastured means the chickens get to run around, cage free means simply they can still be shoulder to shoulder not in cages, kind of sneaky) won't have fertile eggs.

The only way an egg can remain fertile after laying is to keep it incubated (warm). Farmers don't do this unless they're specifically oriented toward breeding.

Head to a farmers market or a natural food market and look for pastured/cage free eggs. You'll notice a big difference. Rich, orange/yellow yolks and high in Omega 3.
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