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  • Post #31 - May 17th, 2020, 8:54 am
    Post #31 - May 17th, 2020, 8:54 am Post #31 - May 17th, 2020, 8:54 am
    How a Berks County woman used Facebook to rescue an egg farmer’s 80,000 hens amid the coronavirus
    Hamburg egg farmer Josh Zimmerman faced disaster about a month ago when his bulk-egg processor ran out of storage for liquefied eggs for cruise ships, hospitals, hotels, and school cafeterias. The yellow goo from millions of eggs, stored in bladder bags, had filled all the available freezer space. So processors had to shut off the flow.

    With a veritable Ol’ Man River of eggs, 60,000 a day rolling out of his hen houses, Zimmerman, 37, faced a hard choice: either euthanize his 80,000-hen flock or find a new market for eggs.

    Into that void stepped go-getter Timi Bauscher, 38, who runs the Nesting Box Farm Market and Creamery in Kempton, about 20 minutes from Zimmerman’s cage-free spread, both in Berks County. She proposed to sell some of Zimmerman’s eggs at her roadside market, offering a minimum of five dozen on flats for a discounted $2 a dozen.
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    This is just terrific!

    I learned in Iowa there are groups rescuing egg-laying chickens.
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #32 - May 17th, 2020, 9:04 am
    Post #32 - May 17th, 2020, 9:04 am Post #32 - May 17th, 2020, 9:04 am
    Now all they have to do is figure out what to do with the other 59,000 eggs a day.

    -Will
  • Post #33 - May 17th, 2020, 11:32 am
    Post #33 - May 17th, 2020, 11:32 am Post #33 - May 17th, 2020, 11:32 am
    WillG wrote:Now all they have to do is figure out what to do with the other 59,000 eggs a day.

    -Will

    It reduce the pressure to euthanize half his flock.

    Chicken egg size is related to the chicken's age. It would take a while to regenerate what he had.

    I wonder what those thrifty people did with all those eggs? Distribute to family, friends and neighbors?

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #34 - May 17th, 2020, 1:51 pm
    Post #34 - May 17th, 2020, 1:51 pm Post #34 - May 17th, 2020, 1:51 pm
    I hadnt read the actual article before just what you copied. I am stunned how many they are selling. Very impressive. I figured they would be lucky to sell a couple hundred dozen at a roadside stand. 20,000+ dozen a week is crazy.

    -Will

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