These days, keeping your own chickens is practically mainstream. And eggs, once vilified for their cholesterol content, are now considered not just healthy but even, as Mark Bittman sketched out recently, hip.
In a recent history of egg trends, Julia Moskin noted that folks are now eating eggs for pretty much every meal, not just for breakfast. Still got too many eggs from those backyard hens? You can always pickle them for later.
And yes, there’s a reason why we crack open eggs at Easter and Passover: in pre-factory-farm days, chickens started laying more as the days got longer in the spring.
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