Thursday, August 19, 2010

Egg Recall and Eggs from the Barred Rocks

Barred Rock (speckled black and white) hen
Since we're in the midst of the largest egg recall in history, a friend of mine asked me to weigh in on how to choose eggs.  So I wrote an article on Buying Eggs -- Avoid the Egg Recall and Salmonella Tainted Eggs.  One thing that people forget in all this is that if the eggs are cooked until rubbery, there's little or no chance of getting salmonella.  The problem is that people don't like overcooked eggs and quite often the salmonella can be passed to the food through utensils, hands and whatnot.  So, check out the article and digg it if you feel in the mood.

On another note, one of my Barred Rock hens laid a beautiful brown egg for me this morning.  Not one of those tiny pullet eggs, oh no.  This one was about the size of a large brown egg.  I took a picture of it today next to the Easter Egger and a Extra Large store egg for comparison. From left to right: Easter Egger, Barred Rock and Store Bought.  I was thrilled, but I don't get out much.

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