Hanging Mountian Farms LLC

  (White, Georgia)
We raise pastured chickens for eggs.
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Eggs Salmonella


I haven't posted on this blog for several months mainly due toi time constraints. However, the egg recall really got my attention. There are now 500 BILLION eggs from Iowa that have been recalled by the USDA based on warnings from the FDA. In my day job I am a physician and while I am not an infectious disease specialist I do know that salmonella in eggs is a result of the closeness of the hens in the "egg factories". locally grown eggs simply do not have these issues. Salmonella presents as a systemic illness with fever, malaise,and diarrhea sometimes bloody. In the young, old, and comprimised patient population this illness can be life threateniing.




Localvores eat safer

                                   Localvores Eat Safer

I just read an interesting article in the  magazine Hobby Farms. Salmonella used to be a disease contracted from chicken droppings contaminating the food. However, now with the huge egg industry, the Salmonella is in the oviducts of the hen because they have no where to go in the cage. Their living space is about the same as your computer screen. Locally produced eggs have their hens on the pasture not in cages and have much less risk of internal contamination. Check out he CDC website on this issue.



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