Thursday, July 1, 2010

Important egg safety lesson

I know some of you out there have chickens and some of you plan to get chickens one day, so I feel like it's up to me to bring you this important public service message about egg safety. I figure it's the least I can do to save you from going through what I went through tonight.

I always end my day by going out to the chicken coop and putting my girls to bed. I check that they have food and water and collect any eggs that were laid during the day. Then I lock the door to the coop to keep them safe from nocturnal evil-doers while they're sleeping.

Tonight I collected two perfect freshly-laid brown eggs and noticed their waterer was just about empty. The problem is I had my cell phone in one hand, the two eggs in the other hand, and I didn't have a free hand to carry the empty waterer. I decided to put the eggs in my pocket, which I often do, so that I could have a free hand.

I then bent down to unhook the waterer from the clip that suspends it in the middle of the chicken coop.



Important egg safety lesson: If you're going to put eggs in your pants pocket, don't bend over.

The best part was that I had a broken egg and an unbroken egg in my pocket.

Fishing out the slippery yolk-covered unbroken egg was loads of fun.

I ended up with egg on my shirt, all over my jeans and my right hand, and running down my leg and dripping on my shoe.

Like sharks in freshly-chummed waters, the dogs honed in on the scent immediately. They then proceeded to madly lick my gooey slimy pocket as the yolk dripped on their heads.

It really was a delightful way to end the evening.

I can't promise I'll never do that again.

Of course, I'm not proud to admit that.


Turling said...

HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!! Oh, that's something I would do. Nice.

Ribbit said...

At least you didn't get egg on your face.

Sorry. Couldn't resist it.

Kate and Crew said...



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meemsnyc said...

LOL, I'm sure that is something that would happen to me! Or, I might sit on one by accident!

Erin said...

LOL! And Ribbit beat me to that reply :)

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Robin said...

I am happy that you posted this VERY "important egg safety lesson". My husband and I were laughing so hard at your pics!

Tricia said...

eeeewwwwww. EGG-actly the kind of thing that I would do, I mean really think about it WHERE else would you put eggs but in your pocket? A egg basket is just no place for eggs. Am I right? LOL

Nothing worse then to have egg yolk dripping down you LEG OH WAIT there is...... when I laughed so hard reading your blog that I peed my pants. Ok lets have a collective eeeewwwwwww LOL

Kelly said...

That is something I would do Kate. Funny, but messy. :)

sb158 said...

oh, ewww...

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