Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The spring flush

Eggs are being produced by all of the poultry right now. Duck eggs, turkey eggs, chicken eggs and goose eggs.

The term "Spring chicken" came from this natural surplus of eggs. You'd hatch the excess. The roosters would be raised for the table, the hens to replace your laying flock. The birds typically weren't sold in the spring, but they were spring chickens.

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