Ohio is the second largest egg producing state in the nation, with 30 million laying chickens and 10 million pullets – hens less than 1 year old. These and other facts were discussed at the Harrison County Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee Farm/City Brunch held recently at the Jewett Firehouse.
Sandy Valdinger, co-chairman of the promotion and education committee, talked about poultry and agriculture. Mentioning salmonella, a disease found in eggs at times, she said the disease can be found in one out of 20,000 eggs.
"Eggs should be used up within four weeks of purchase and hard cooked eggs should be used within a week," she said.