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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 17th, 2007 9:15pm (Dec 17th 2007)
     
    I want a thread for the discussion of chicken output. Well... some of it. We already have Runny Poo.

    Anyway, I'm wondering if people have anything to say about eggs. Like recipes for instance?
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 17th, 2007 9:18pm (Dec 17th 2007)
     
    I have something to start.

    Like any good espresso addict, I have a little electric coffee grinder. But what I actually use it for is to grind eggs shells once we've consumed their contents (and washed ''em.) Its a little dusty as a project but I end up with a nice jar of white powder high in calcium. I've used it as a supplement for a sick kitty in the past and also in the garden for hungry plants.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 17th, 2007 9:37pm (Dec 17th 2007)
     
    Has this powdered egg shell any medicinal use for humans?
    Do humans absorb it or does it just go straight through? And what about any likelyhood of contributing to kidney stones?
    Great idea for the garden. How do I tell it needs calcium?
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeDec 17th, 2007 9:40pm (Dec 17th 2007)
     
    My hens are starting to lay again...only 4 or 5 a day right now, but I'm going to have to come up with some creative ways to use them, as once Don retires next month and doesn't have a bunch of people to give them to, we're going to be floating in eggs. Soon we will be back to 17 eggs a day.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 17th, 2007 9:49pm (Dec 17th 2007)
     
    Ollie its good that you have that medical background - means I'm going to have to go back to my notes and remember more detail. I'll write it out once I've done that.

    Lynn - I'm here! I'll take 'em :) Wow - how many chickens do you have again?
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 17th, 2007 10:02pm (Dec 17th 2007)
     
    I can remember putting eggs in a bucketfull of isinglass to preserve them. Found my father in law did the same.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 17th, 2007 10:42pm (Dec 17th 2007)
     
    What is that - 'isinglass'? Did you boil them first?
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 17th, 2007 10:49pm (Dec 17th 2007)
     
    I seem to remember, from sixty years ago, that it was just clean, fresh and certainly, raw eggs. If any floated they were discarded. Add to bucket prn = as required.
    I don't know the formula for doing this, the isinglass came as a powder or crystals. Maybe I need to Wiki it to find more info.
    Can't remember any change in use or taste.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeDec 17th, 2007 10:51pm (Dec 17th 2007)
     
    Do they still have isinglass over there, Ollie? The only thing I can remember that had isinglass over here, were fancy old cars that had Isinglass curtains in their back windows.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 17th, 2007 10:57pm (Dec 17th 2007)
     
    Wikipedia does not mention this use of isinglass, maybe it is too old fashioned or doesn't come under the Health and Safety regs.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 17th, 2007 11:01pm (Dec 17th 2007)
     
    I get very annoyed at the modern tv chefs who make an omlette by whisking the eggs in the pan while cooking and end up with scrambled egg that has ben allowed to fry a little to give it a pancake shape.
    Surely egg should be drawn in gently from the sides while tipping the pan for the runny egg to replace that space. Resulting in a slightly runny middle. Delish !!!!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 18th, 2007 5:36am (Dec 18th 2007) edited
     
    Great! An omelette post. Yummm. I lived in Greece for a little while as a teen and got taught to make one your way Ollie. Slurp.

    I think I'll google isinglass as well because now I am beyond confused :D :D Both curtains and an egg preservative?
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 18th, 2007 6:13am (Dec 18th 2007) edited
     
    Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe.

    Combine in a medium bowl:

    2 hardboiled eggs-diced
    1+ tablespoon mayonaise (or healthy substitute)
    1/2 teaspoon mustard
    1 well drained artichoke heart-finely diced
    1 tablespoon fresh grated parmesan cheese

    Spread on two slices of toasted homemade bread.

    Sounds good doesn't it?

    Don't know for sure because I just made it up. It sounds good right now. I'm HUNGRY.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 18th, 2007 2:32pm (Dec 18th 2007)
     
    I love boiled egg sandwiches - but my they really stink when I get to work!!!
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeDec 18th, 2007 2:43pm (Dec 18th 2007)
     

    no longer a member

    I cook my boiled eggs in a machine... I fill it with water (Amount depending on number of eggs and soft med or hard... pierce the air sack and switch on.... buzzer sounds and hey presto perfect boiled eggs every time
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 18th, 2007 3:00pm (Dec 18th 2007)
     
    sounds great! I just use a pan on the cooker and the oven timer! Outcome is never sure though - sometimes runny, sometimes hard!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 18th, 2007 8:38pm (Dec 18th 2007)
     
    Come on Wazza! I KNOW you and your lovely wife have got to have some great egg recipes!! I'm starving over here; waiting at my table, knife & fork in hand :) Help! :)
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2007 1:38pm (Dec 19th 2007)
     

    no longer a member

    Ok My good lady makes an awsome EGG and Potato Curry hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm fantastic

    I love whisking my eggs up in a wild frenzy to make real fluffy ommlettes

    Oh and a rankin dish smeared in butter with an egg cracked into it with cream on top and baked in an oven AUF encrecottes or something like that... yummy

    Simple runny soft boiled eggs and soldier toasts dipped into it with a tad of salt

    A Pizza with a fried egg or 2 on top

    Mashed potatoes with runny poached eggs on top

    a megga runny fried egg sambo with tomato ketchup oooolala
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2007 1:41pm (Dec 19th 2007)
     

    no longer a member

    I should be known as wazza the chef i think.

    hey guys how about a summer BBQ (For us UK hencammers) the us ladies would be welcome if you want to fly over.. we could do lots of egg dishes.... not sure you would want chicken drumsticks though??
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2007 6:09pm (Dec 19th 2007)
     
    Corned beef hash with fried eggs on top; the secret ingredient being a tin of Nestles' cream stirred in to the hash. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm....and a CD garnish if wanted, of course.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2007 6:11pm (Dec 19th 2007)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    This is a really cruel thread for a vegan :P

    But IMO, eggs are better in cakes ;)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2007 6:22pm (Dec 19th 2007)
     
    Who's a vegan, then? My mate is, and I can only cook her one thing - veggie curry - when she comes round. Nightmare! She went to a bloke's house on a date, and he'd said he'd get the meal. They were chatting as they ate the crudites and dips, and then no more food materialised. He finally said 'I hope you liked the meal...would you like a coffee?' She was STARVING!!!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2007 7:23pm (Dec 19th 2007) edited
     
    Wazza that was great! And the curry sounds wonderful. ANY curry sounds wonderful. I can see you in a chef's hat as I write.

    Red - are you vegan? I tried that for awhile but, especially while traveling, it just became too tough. CAKE - the very best use of eggs in my view. Well, unless egg is needed for chocolate bars. I believe it is...

    CC I knew a CD would appear in one of the recipes. LOL. Well, more accurately, I hoped it would. I don't think any thread has official sanction until a CD shows up in it now. ;) What are *crudites?*

    There is a siren coming in over the cam at the moment.

    Wazza - maybe Neil could carry all his cam/computer equip to you house for the BBQ and then we could have a virtual presence. (Sorry Neil - just dreaming & feeling envious.)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2007 7:55pm (Dec 19th 2007)
     
    Crudites = fancy Frog term for cut up vegetables - carrot sticks and celery strips and so on. It should have an acute accent on the last 'e' but I don't know how to do that on a pooter. 'Crooditays' is how you say it...and however you say it, it's not what a healthy growing vegan calls dinner!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2007 8:02pm (Dec 19th 2007)
     
    Let's all go to Niel's house !
    I'll bring the salad - no lettuce, no tomatoes and no cucmber.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2007 8:06pm (Dec 19th 2007)
     
    Just spring onions, then?!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2007 8:15pm (Dec 19th 2007)
     
    Na. I can't stand that 'standard' salad. I like to use all sorts of other vegs. Celery, cut really fine, carrots, all types of onions, beetroot, throw in some dried fruit (sultanas and stuff, chopped nuts.... on and on. Not necessarily all in the same bowl!
    WISBDNIH - collecting grand daughter from a party.. Bye...
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2007 9:11pm (Dec 19th 2007) edited
     
    Ok - so its not *crude little things* then... Although that dinner sounded pretty cruddy. I'm assuming that was their last date? :\
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2007 10:36pm (Dec 19th 2007)
     
    Chips and fried egg - yummy!

    I agree with Red though, they're best in cakes!
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeDec 20th, 2007 9:52am (Dec 20th 2007) edited
     

    no longer a member

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v240/wayland2770/?action=view&current=DSCF0023.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/wayland2770/DSCF0023.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    anything to oblige my loveley ladies
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeDec 20th, 2007 9:56am (Dec 20th 2007)
     

    no longer a member

    a few more hat shots too

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v240/wayland2770/?action=view&current=WAZ7.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/wayland2770/WAZ7.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    wazza and shobhna

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v240/wayland2770/?action=view&current=WAZ3.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/wayland2770/WAZ3.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    wazza the Chav as well
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 20th, 2007 6:27pm (Dec 20th 2007)
     
    Dear God; you do realise that wearing a baseball hat (which is bad enough in itself if not a forriner supporting forrin sports) with the peak at the back causes ALL the intelligence to flow out of the head and down the peak where it is lost forever???
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 20th, 2007 6:38pm (Dec 20th 2007)
     
    No CC, It flows down the peak and then into U know where and regurgitates as stuff that comes from Chavs.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 20th, 2007 6:39pm (Dec 20th 2007)
     
    Why is this in EGGS thread ?
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 20th, 2007 6:41pm (Dec 20th 2007) edited
     
    Wazza-I should have known you'd already have a picture in a chef's hat in your collection :D :D Is that an espresso machine behind you????

    I think you ROCK in the B-cap. The Brit flag & Redskins shirt - dunno about that; so confused...

    What is a *Chav?*

    And who is your wife (is it Shobhna?) going to punch? :)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 20th, 2007 7:06pm (Dec 20th 2007)
     
    I think the American equivalent of Chav would be trailer trash...I have no idea what it stands for,,,I have a vague recollection of something like 'Council House And Violent' but since my brother and the Sainted Kathleen both live in council houses, I wouldn't agree with that. Though my brother did break by arm. But only because he dropped me. And he only dropped me because I bit him...
    What do you call three chavs going over a cliff in a Vauxhall Corsa?
    A tragedy; a Corsa seats four.
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeDec 21st, 2007 7:04am (Dec 21st 2007) edited
     

    no longer a member

    Waz the chav.... Niel could split this thread and make it a new one

    ( Message to Neil can you split this thread please from the point where the 2 hat pictures appear)

    Itscalled thread Hijacking...

    we always seem to manage to go off topic dont we - thats life

    Chavs are the young lads who race around in little cars with big ego's (NO certainly not trailer trash - they are so different)

    I dont normally wear baseball caps that way round, but do so when I am doing photography, coz the peak gets in the way.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 21st, 2007 11:01am (Dec 21st 2007)
     
    ... and it keeps the sun off the back of your neck whilst focussing on the subject!

    Chavs are not just lads - I tend to agree with CC that they're British trailer trash. They dress in tracksuits, wear chunky gold jewellery, have aggressive looking dogs like bull terriers (I say looking because its people that make dogs aggressive!), swear, steal, and usually don't work. If you ever get to see the TV programme Little Britain watch out for Vicky Pollard - she's a chav!
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeDec 21st, 2007 11:44am (Dec 21st 2007) edited
     

    no longer a member

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v240/wayland2770/?action=view&current=wazchav.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/wayland2770/wazchav.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    waz the ancient chav.. with baseball cap and hoody
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 21st, 2007 6:00pm (Dec 21st 2007)
     
    Well, at least I know what a hoody is :)

    Is a chav more urban or rural or does it matter? (Trailer trash as a label would tend to be more rural. Gang banger (or 'wanna be') would be more urban.)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 21st, 2007 6:45pm (Dec 21st 2007)
     
    Technically more urban, I suppose...you ought to try to watch Little Britain, and as Kate said, Vicky Pollard epitomises the chav! Female chavs wear tracksuits/shellsuits and huge hoop earrings coupled with a hairdo where the hair is scraped back tightly off the face into a ponytail - a coiffure often known as the Croydon Facelift, owing to the tightening effect on the face (Joan Rivers sans scalpel) and the preponderance of chavs (allegedly) in Croydon, a London suburb.
    What do you call a chicken in a shellsuit?
    An egg...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 21st, 2007 9:46pm (Dec 21st 2007)
     
    Boom boom!! Eggcelent joke!!

    Over here a gang banger means something QUITE different! The politest description being lots of people all in bed together at the same time, and its not a teenage sleepover! (unless they're chavs of course!)
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2007 5:49am (Dec 22nd 2007)
     
    I have the ultimate chavs living next to me. They are those women in the trailer. They do not work, they do not clean. They only change the babie's when the diapers get so full of poop and pee that the babies are so weighted down that they can not crawl around. They throw the diapers in the yard and their dog drags them into my yard. One day this week they were burning something in their front yard and the north wind blew smoke my way . As my grandkids and I were getting out of the car to go inside... we three started to cough and choke from the smoke. They flipped us off and yelled to my grandkids that I was a witch. Just as they said "witch ", the wind switched to the west and blew the smoke straight towards them and into their open front door. These women are not " travelers" or gypsies... they live in a trailer that is on a permanent foundation. Living in a trailer certainly does not make a person " trash " if the person will act nice and be clean. My son bought a home in March but previous to that he and Opal and Lizzie and their mother ( his ex-wife whom he took back in no sooner than the ink was dry on the divorce papers) lived in a trailer. It was quite lovely and the furniture was nice. I enjoyed going there and babysitting because it was so quiet with the good insulation and plush carpets . There was the cutest picket fence around it and my son planted all kinds of flowers and had bird feeders and such.
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2007 6:03am (Dec 22nd 2007)
     
    I once was a child welfare social worker and had to visit homes of all economic levels . If we got a report of abuse, neglect etc, we had to investigate the family no matter whom the person was. ( I even was investigated once by my supervisor because a "concerned neighbor" reported that my then 12 year old son was locked out of the house every day after school. The truth was he forgot and left his key at school alot while I was at work . ) Anyhow, the filthiest home I ever went into was the home of a Judge who lived in a $ 250, 000 home . I had to investigate a report that he had slapped his kid. ( Nothing to the report . ) . The cleanest home was a shack out in the country where I went to take shoes to kids who had none to wear to school.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2007 1:31pm (Dec 22nd 2007) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I've been vegan for just over a year now, and i have to say eggs are one of the things i miss most. Especially in cakes. And pancakes, yum yum! :)

    I think all threads on this forum are destined to go off track, until some person brings it back to the original topic...it seems to happen a lot! And our school has suddenly become overrun with chavs, it's disgraceful.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2007 2:02pm (Dec 22nd 2007) edited
     
    'Trailer trash' and 'chavs' are terms that cover generalities in our population. Unfortunately its usually the few that spoil it for the many. I live in an area classed as 'deprived', but most people make do with what they've got, and try their best to do right by their kids and families. The wealthier 'south' of the borough look down their noses at my area, but they have just as many problems as us - they just earn more and have a more expensive house & car! Your neighbours sound delightful (not!) Have to buy yourself a broomstick and live up to their expectations!!!

    I can't imagine what a vegan can have left to eat if even eggs are excluded! What's your favourite meal Red?
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2007 4:24pm (Dec 22nd 2007)
     
    When we've had a bad day, my friends & I might use a label like *trailer trash.* Usually we say *at-risk-youth* & *low-income-family* or *my neighbors.* :) Social service speak... lol.

    Wow Red - a year plus! Do you feel a physical or emotional/mental difference? I thought it was really really hard to maintain as a lifestyle. I made it about six months. The social impact was the worst for me. What about you?
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2007 8:13pm (Dec 22nd 2007)
     
    I asked Opal today if she and Lizzie were ever treated rudely by kids on the school bus when they lived in the trailer and she said " yes and they called us names too. " . She said that she is treated nicer now by " even the teachers . " Maybe there is a stigma attached to people who live in trailers. I can attest to the fact that when they lived in the trailer, I would get calls from school that the girls had head lice and would I please, pick them up and treat their hair . The first couple of times I went to the school and obliged . Finally, I bought a comb thing that was battery powered and if it detected lice it set off a little alarm and zapped the little critters. Never once did I ever find anything in their hair. Now that the girls live in a nice home, they have not allegedly had lice. People can be really strange about judging folks according to their worldly goods. PLEASE , not you my friends.... I know you are not that way.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2007 3:00pm (Dec 23rd 2007)
     
    The funny thing is, lice like clean hair - they can't grip the dirty stuff - but people still use them as an excuse to slur others. I always find it funny to read friends reunited (a site where you can post what school you went to and what you're doing now). Everyone is SO successful its amazing!! (or there are lots of fibbers out there!)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2007 3:22pm (Dec 23rd 2007)
     
    Oo, absolutely...I think I might be Underachiever of the Year for Wycombe High! Of the millenium, possibly. And d'you know what? I wouldn't change a thing! ;)
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2007 6:57pm (Dec 23rd 2007)
     
    I know I am the most successful grad from my high school. Also the least. Can you solve this riddle?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2007 8:00pm (Dec 23rd 2007)
     
    You enjoy your job and find it worthwhile and rewarding BUT you get paid peanuts...? A matter of perspective?
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2007 8:36pm (Dec 23rd 2007)
     
    Oh! That's a cool answer. Not the answer to my riddle. But I like it.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2007 11:54pm (Dec 23rd 2007)
     
    Tops in academics, bottom in sport?! Not sure how the grad system works. Thought CC's answer was a good one!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 24th, 2007 12:44am (Dec 24th 2007)
     
    It was good - except for being wrong :) You don't need to know about our school system for this one. (I don't think...) Its a math problem, in a way.

    (By the way - THANKS Kate, for assuming it would be academics where I might place high. LOL)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 24th, 2007 1:30pm (Dec 24th 2007)
     
    After I posted I suddently thought that if I were wrong and you were an outstanding sportswoman you might be highly offended!! Phew!! Nope, can't solve it.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 24th, 2007 3:16pm (Dec 24th 2007)
     
    Me neither. And I'm just about to have a bucket of sherry, so no more brain power available, I'm afraid!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 24th, 2007 7:16pm (Dec 24th 2007)
     
    Ok - the answer.

    I went to a small school in Canada my last two years of high school. Really small - nine kids. The year I graduated the class comprised...me; at once the best and worst student. And the tallest & shortest, most generous & most stingy, the bravest & the most chicken. Oh! Sorry girls. ;)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 24th, 2007 11:02pm (Dec 24th 2007)
     
    Damn!! I should've got that! I can't believe you were the only one in your class! Excellent brain teaser!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 24th, 2007 11:09pm (Dec 24th 2007)
     
    :D
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 19th, 2008 11:17pm (Jan 19th 2008)
     
    I'm posting this here because the title makes it the logical place!

    Is it true that white hens lay white eggs, and brown hens lay brown ones?
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJan 20th, 2008 5:46am (Jan 20th 2008)
     
    Hmm..Well my brown hens lay brown eggs and my white hens do lay white eggs..however, I have one white hen (Easter Egg Chicken) who lays green eggs. Right now most of my hens that are laying, are my Easter Egg chickens and they all lay either green or blueish eggs.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 20th, 2008 10:50am (Jan 20th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Shell colour is mostly determined by the breed of chickens, but it also depends on what the chickens eat, too...for example, if a chicken eats lots of acorns, then her shell will have a green tint...there you go, useless fact for the day :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 20th, 2008 8:44pm (Jan 20th 2008)
     
    Wow - that's a cool useless fact! :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 21st, 2008 3:34pm (Jan 21st 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I seem to specialise in useless facts :bigsmile:

    Useless chicken fact for today: You can hypnotize a chicken by holding it so it can't walk away, and then drawing lines in the dirt with your finger/a stick. This works too, the chicken goes into a trance...I have no idea why :surprised:
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 21st, 2008 6:19pm (Jan 21st 2008)
     
    There is a photo somewhere of my Dad holding one of our landlord's hens (where we lived in Canada MANY years ago) and my sister is running her fingers in circles in front of the hen's eyes. Nothing happened. Now it seems we weren't doing it right...

    How do you get the chicken back out of the trance? Does it just wear off? Or, can you span your fingers and say: Presto. That would be good. Dramatic effect.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 21st, 2008 7:52pm (Jan 21st 2008)
     
    Omigod; chicken hypnosis! I had to write that in case someone wants to look it up on google...
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeJan 21st, 2008 7:55pm (Jan 21st 2008) edited
     
    I found this on youtube.Wierd!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 21st, 2008 9:10pm (Jan 21st 2008)
     
    Perhaps Red should post one random chicken fact each week for us to discuss!