I know realistically that raising a few chickens for eggs in my backyard (presently in the guest room shower) will not change what happened over the last few weeks with the US Egg Industry.  And, I know that the eggs are not necessarily safer, but I felt I needed to do something other than sue some corporation for poisoning 1,400 people.  Plus, my 11-year-old was bugging me all last week about getting some.


The chicks were not that expensive, nor the feed.  Right now they are housed in an old Hamster cage. However, once the designer coop and the fence are built to keep out raccoons and eagles – well, I do not want to think about how much the eggs will be per dozen.


The CDC and FDA released FDA’s Form 483 reports on Hillandale Farms and Quality Egg LLC (Wright County Egg) Monday. The 483 is a standard form that FDA’s field investigators use to note what they have observed during an inspection. The form does not include the final Agency determination of the company’s compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, but rather, it details the observations made during the inspection by the inspection team.

Hillandale Farms, New Hampton, IA, 483 Issued 8/26/2010

Quality Egg LLC (Wright County Egg), Galt, IA, 483 Issued 8/30/2010