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post #21 of 43
Mmm, quiche! I hardly ever have half-and-half or cream on hand though--do you have a recipe for it that doesn't contain either? I usually have 1% milk is all...
post #22 of 43
I never use half and half or cream in quiche!

I make a crust (generally a stick of butter and about a cup of rice flour), press that into the pie plate, and prebake about 10-15 minutes. Then I put some frozen broccoli down in the crust, add some grated or ripped-up cheese (the kids like it best with american cheese; I used to use cheddar) and then top with a mixture of eggs and milk, with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder blended into the egg mixture before pouring over the broccoli and cheese.

I make my low carb, dairyless quiche with broccoli or spinach, usually with some lox mixed in, then top with a mixture of eggs and spices (no milk or milk substitute at all.) Sometimes I top with chopped nuts.
post #23 of 43
According to my research eggs expire one month from the date on the package!
post #24 of 43
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So I made my hubby test them....those in the fridge door floated (I don't know when that was from)....Only 1 from Jan floated, the rest sank.

I am still tossing them though...JIC.
post #25 of 43
We have an emu egg that was given to us in January... It's HUGE and green and we just never got around to eating the darn thing. I'm going to go home and see if it floats.

Once when I was in high school I went to a birthday party at a friend's house. She lived on a farm and there were baskets of eggs in the kitchen from her chickens. Somehow a rotten egg got broken in the house and Wow! I've never smelled anything so awful in my life. We couldn't go in the house for hours.

I told DH he has to crack the emu egg outside because I'm afraid of that stench.
post #26 of 43
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Originally Posted by phatchristy View Post
According to my research eggs expire one month from the date on the package!
I remember wondering the same thing, and the American Egg Association (or whatever) website said they were good for at least a month after the expiry date, possibly more. Eggs stay good for a long time, if stored properly.

We were just reading books in the Little House series, about Laura's ma's childhood. They were saving eggs in their cellar over winter, and they stored them in a barrel covered in fat to keep them fresh. They were still good in the spring.
post #27 of 43
I don't know, now I'm interested -- why don't you go outside and crack one of the sinkers? Eggs can last a looooong time, properly stored. I want to know now!

Also, emu eggs -- our coop stocks them, and once during my workday I was setting them out in a bin. Except there was one bad one in there, and OH MY GOD. We had to get rid of some of the good ones just because they'd gotten the stink on the outside.
post #28 of 43
Ooo, my bantam was broody and laying on 9 eggs, then abandoned them. We tried candling them to see if they were growing babies and coudln't see anything..so we cracked one. Worst mistake Evah!!
post #29 of 43
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Ooo, my bantam was broody and laying on 9 eggs, then abandoned them. We tried candling them to see if they were growing babies and coudln't see anything..so we cracked one. Worst mistake Evah!!
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post #30 of 43
Healthy young hens can lay about 250-300 eggs a year. It depends on the breeed. Australorpes just for instance, are amazing layers. You only need a rooster if you want to fertilize eggs. Laying hens lay-- it's what they do. No male needed. Our hens are personality plus. Delightful and docile. I love how they come running when they see me-- I'm the treat woman. I do squirt the hose about them when they come meandering towards my garden. Last summer, I had to fight for my right to my tomatoes-- they adored them!!
post #31 of 43
I've got a broody Silkie sitting on two eggs. She gets broody frequently. ( Silkies are great about hatching other hens' eggs. They go broody far more often that other hen types, so they are quite handy. Not to mention gorgeous). I have a sweet Silkie rooster, so I keep hoping for babies! Hasn't happened yet.
post #32 of 43
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We have an emu egg that was given to us in January... It's HUGE and green and we just never got around to eating the darn thing. I'm going to go home and see if it floats.

Once when I was in high school I went to a birthday party at a friend's house. She lived on a farm and there were baskets of eggs in the kitchen from her chickens. Somehow a rotten egg got broken in the house and Wow! I've never smelled anything so awful in my life. We couldn't go in the house for hours.

I told DH he has to crack the emu egg outside because I'm afraid of that stench.
Sometimes eggs get hidden under broody hens for a time, or they get lost in the bedding. Chickens are not always very picky about where they lay. I've seen them lay outside. The squat, squawk, and move on. If I hear a lot of noise like that when they are free -ranging, I go look for eggs.

I always think about the passages in Charlotte's Web where the animals are afraid of rotten eggs. lol
post #33 of 43
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I've got a broody Silkie sitting on two eggs. She gets broody frequently. ( Silkies are great about hatching other hens' eggs. They go broody far more often that other hen types, so they are quite handy. Not to mention gorgeous). I have a sweet Silkie rooster, so I keep hoping for babies! Hasn't happened yet.
My black silkies are always broody too. Sometimes I wonder if they're eating enough when they refuse to leave the nest. They're so pretty though. I'd like to get some white ones next year. They march to a different drum than the other chickens. Very entertaining.

My 4 red hens lay the most and are the most aggressive.Then I have a buff orpington who lays pretty well. I have an old Americana (I'm her 4th home) who lays more for me than she's laid for the last two people who had her. She only lays every 3 days or so. Funny, she started laying for me after I nursed her back to health in my bathtub for a week. She had been attacked by our dog (who got rehomed right after) and I was sure she would die. She was limp, closed eyes and bloody for most of the first day.

We also have 3 cuckoo muran (sp?) black and white, but they're still babies.
post #34 of 43
I put fresh greens and grains right near her head every morning, & each evening it's gone, so I know she's eating. I move the water container as well. She gets angry if I try to touch her, so I do not dare try to candle the eggs. I really hope we get a baby this time. She's so committed!
post #35 of 43
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I put fresh greens and grains right near her head every morning, & each evening it's gone, so I know she's eating. I move the water container as well. She gets angry if I try to touch her, so I do not dare try to candle the eggs. I really hope we get a baby this time. She's so committed!
You've got to post pics if you do. I'll try the greens and grains thing. Mine don't have a rooster. Do you find that your rooster is loud? I would like one that is pretty, but not too loud. I have the right to have a rooster, but I'd prefer not to PO the neighbors.
post #36 of 43
I've read that the way to test if an egg is fresh is to crack it and look at the yolk.

Intact yolk = fresh
Mushy yolk = maybe not rotten, but not the freshest either
post #37 of 43
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You've got to post pics if you do. I'll try the greens and grains thing. Mine don't have a rooster. Do you find that your rooster is loud? I would like one that is pretty, but not too loud. I have the right to have a rooster, but I'd prefer not to PO the neighbors.
My Silkie rooster is extremely loud! It's amazing as he is a very small bird.
post #38 of 43
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We were just reading books in the Little House series, about Laura's ma's childhood. They were saving eggs in their cellar over winter, and they stored them in a barrel covered in fat to keep them fresh. They were still good in the spring.
Wow! That's neat. I wonder about the fat, though... why would covering the barrel in fat keep the eggs fresh?
post #39 of 43
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Wow! That's neat. I wonder about the fat, though... why would covering the barrel in fat keep the eggs fresh?
Sorry, I wasn't clear -- the eggs were covered in fat, and the eggs & fat were in a barrel. Like potted meat, but probably not with hot grease.
post #40 of 43
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Mine don't have a rooster. Do you find that your rooster is loud? I would like one that is pretty, but not too loud. I have the right to have a rooster, but I'd prefer not to PO the neighbors.

Want my rooster? He's gorgeous, just mean as heck My neighbors haven't ever complained about him, the neighbor on one side actually said she likes it, My chickens sleep in my garage though and I let them out later, so they aren't exactly waking up the neighborhood.
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