Monday, November 15, 2010
As a young child, I remember my parents raising chickens. I have always wanted to raise chickens. Unfortunately, we are unable to at this time. However, we are extremely fortunate to have a family friend who raises chickens. I estimate at peak usage we use about 3 dozen eggs per week. I can only imagine that will increase during the next 6 week holiday extravaganza.
Fortunately, we receive these eggs in kind. If I were to purchase these eggs I would be spending about $15 per week on eggs alone. Thankfully, we are able to give back to our friend.
We will pass on our food scraps (fruits / vegetables / breads ) to help feed the chickens.
Typically, the shelf life of an egg is 4-5 weeks in refrigeration. This is a major benefit of having eggs delivered fresh from the coop. Store bought eggs can be almost this old at time of purchase.