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wild environment eggs

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 08, 2012 at 5:06 PM

On Loren Cordain's site he talks about omega-3 eggs, in the most recent post. He states that wild environment eggs are far superior. Are those commercially available, even at farmers markets? "Pasture raised" is on everything these days and I don't think that is what Cordain is talking about. anyone know where they might be had in NYC?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 09, 2012
at 06:06 PM

Mexican chickens have free rein to go wherever they want- they wander across the road, up the street, and attempt to come into the house for dogfood too. Could use a dishwasher!

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on January 09, 2012
at 05:24 PM

I can also chase chickens if you need me to.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on January 09, 2012
at 05:24 PM

I'm up for it! Who's cooking? I'm great at doing dishes.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 09, 2012
at 04:47 AM

I give my neighbours hens trimmings from veggies, oatmeal, birdseed, and corn. It may be a bit weird but it's available and they like it.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 09, 2012
at 04:43 AM

A small town called Melaque just north of Manzanillo. Actually 3 small towns stuck together- Melaque, San Patricio and Villa Obregon. A great place to not freeze in the winter!

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on January 08, 2012
at 08:40 PM

what part of mexico?????

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 08, 2012
at 08:14 PM

Well. there's a spare king-size and twin bed, 2 couches, and a Boler available!

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on January 08, 2012
at 06:56 PM

She said "come to Mexico" -- maybe we should take her up on it? Spring break, anyone? LOL

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on January 08, 2012
at 06:20 PM

@Hey AnnA, you quit rubbing it you mean woman. :-))

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on January 08, 2012
at 05:48 PM

I would *love* to have my own chickens! Gotta move out of metro DC to do that tho.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 08, 2012
at 05:44 PM

Haha, come to Mexico. I just had a wild 4 egg omelet from chickens that roam in our yard eating plants and bugs supplemented with grain that I throw out for them...no commercial chicken feed.

They scratch around all day and sleep in our trees at night.

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on January 08, 2012
at 05:48 PM

I would *love* to have my own chickens! Gotta move out of metro DC to do that tho.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on January 08, 2012
at 06:56 PM

She said "come to Mexico" -- maybe we should take her up on it? Spring break, anyone? LOL

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on January 09, 2012
at 05:24 PM

I can also chase chickens if you need me to.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on January 09, 2012
at 05:24 PM

I'm up for it! Who's cooking? I'm great at doing dishes.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on January 08, 2012
at 08:14 PM

Well. there's a spare king-size and twin bed, 2 couches, and a Boler available!

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 08, 2012
at 06:20 PM

@Hey AnnA, you quit rubbing it you mean woman. :-))

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on January 08, 2012
at 08:40 PM

what part of mexico?????

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on January 09, 2012
at 04:43 AM

A small town called Melaque just north of Manzanillo. Actually 3 small towns stuck together- Melaque, San Patricio and Villa Obregon. A great place to not freeze in the winter!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on January 09, 2012
at 06:06 PM

Mexican chickens have free rein to go wherever they want- they wander across the road, up the street, and attempt to come into the house for dogfood too. Could use a dishwasher!

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7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on January 08, 2012
at 05:22 PM

Buying eggs at a farmers market isn't necessarily a guarantee that your eggs are any better for you than say the omega 3 eggs you can get at an organic market. It completely depends on what the individual farmer is doing. Lots of farmers supplement pastured chickens' diet, sometimes with soy. The trick is to know who you are buying from and find out what they are doing with their chickens.

Hopefully you'll get a recommendation for a good source in NYC. Or you can check out the Eat Wild guide. Interestingly, I saw via Twitter that Diane Sanfilippo recently ordered eggs from Tropical Traditions.

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on January 08, 2012
at 10:32 PM

Tricky business!

I'm a great fan of eggs, but it's hard to find eggs that haven't come from grain fed hens.

Here in the UK, Waitrose sell "Omega 3" eggs, but without a) substantiating PUFA analytical data b) source information - this lack of open information is always a cause for suspicion, if not concern.

Another supermarket, Sainsbury, sell free-range eggs from 'woodland' hens - which, at first sight, suggests a better chance of being n3 enriched.

In the end, the best chance is to keep a few hens, but in suburban Britain, we have problems with foxes getting much bolder - daylight raids now increasingly commonplace.

That said - this is the way to go. Hempseed is expensive, but is a far better choice than grain as a supplement for free range hens. They tend not to like flax, but might go for it freshly ground. Of course, they're great scavengers, and you only need to take care not to give em rubbish.

Looking at this from the paleo perspective, I doubt Grok ate that many eggs, but those he did get would have had a much better PUFA balance.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on January 09, 2012
at 04:47 AM

I give my neighbours hens trimmings from veggies, oatmeal, birdseed, and corn. It may be a bit weird but it's available and they like it.

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