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[NSW] Cage Eggs 12 Pk 700g $1.50 - Coles Chatswood Chase

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Coles 700g eggs reduced to $1.50
Expiry date 08/11/17

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    Location will help

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    Where abouts?

  • +71 votes

    Tiny prisons for bird that have no say. At least buy barn eggs if not free range. At least no eater chickens are put in cages.

    • -27 votes

      This plea will do nothing, the masses will buy the cheapest egg. Best to buy chickens win win.

      • +31 votes

        I dunno, I have genuinely seen a shift in how people feel about caged eggs. Literally no one I know who i've shopped with or talked to about it buys caged eggs anymore. I also see a looooot more brands offering free range eggs than caged eggs. It is slow, but I do see a difference for sure.

        • +11 votes

          it's getting there. but price is a big thing. people talk, but their buying habbits show otherwise.

          funny thing is how the industry defines "free range" it differs greatly to what the consumer expects.

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          @supabrudda:

          Yeah for sure, the people I have talked to definitely don't buy caged eggs but that of course does not translate to the entire country. For some people it's not an issue they care about enough or they don't have the luxury of having the extra few dollars to spare, which is understandable.

          And yeah.. It's nowhere near as good as it could be, but it's a definite improvement on caged eggs. It's unfortunate that people are somewhat lead to believe it's an ideal living situation by the happy little pictures of chickens in huge open fields on the packaging.

        • +12 votes

          It's certainly shifted. Over 50% of the market now buys something other than caged eggs. In the ACT, the percentage of caged is so low, Coles and Woolies are phasing them out completely.

          Article: http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-01-05/caged-egg-market...

        • +13 votes

          @Lunawinter:

          but it's a definite improvement on caged eggs

          unfortunately that's not true.

          The ACCC definition of free range "require eggs labelled as ‘free range’ to have been laid by hens with meaningful and regular access to the outdoors, and there will be a ceiling on outdoor stocking density of 10,000 hens per hectare."
          http://consumerlaw.gov.au/communiques/meeting-8-2/

          Where as the CSIRO recommend 1,500 hens per hactarce
          (p28, A2.1.4)
          http://www.publish.csiro.au/ebook/download/pdf/3451

          My uncle used to build commercial chook sheds and large scale farmed free range hens are housed in conditions not much different to hens being caged. They're not raised at a standard anywhere near to what people imagine them to be.

          if you really do care, then either buy from someone you know produces the eggs, or at least use the Choice CluckAR app to see if they're fair dinkum about being free range
          https://www.choice.com.au/food-and-drink/meat-fish-and-eggs/...

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          I understand that for a lot of farms their conditions are still horrible and they're pretty much standing wing to wing but I still think it's better than being stuck in a tiny cage 24 hours a day. Don't get me wrong though, I still think both are shockingly inhumane. There are good -actual- free range egg farms out there though.

        • +3 votes

          Unfortunately all the commercial food places etc won't be switching over. You can bet that 'chicken karage' from hanachi or cake from the corner store won't be using free range eggs. I

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        Clearly not, hence why these are on clearance.

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        I don't think so. Not sure when it was, but at some point I looked at the eggs and thought that the extra 50 cents between barn and cage should be worth it. Makes me feel a little bit better about myself.

        Also, in our Woolworths, barn laid and free range far outsell the cage eggs.

        I'm also starting to notice that the packaging is stating how many chickens out hectare. So people obviously care.

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        that's bullshit, free range are good sellers and at eye level for that reason now. Having a go at the masses but in a previous comment you're asking "where abouts" to buy them, lol. If you are going to have a go at the "masses" why not try and not be a sheep yourself. On another note it's good to see a majority of people here have some ethics, i underestimated this website.

      • +2 votes

        Not sure about the ‘masses’ but a couple of cooks in the back yard is a wonderful thing. They scratch it up a bit but you can manage that.

      • +1 vote

        Point is buying chickens and eating your own eggs is the best alternative :)

    • +6 votes

      "Eater" chickens live their lives without sunlight, fresh air, privacy. They are bred to die after 50 days, if not by slaughter then by such rapid growth that they die under their own chronic sufferings.

      • +9 votes

        lol privacy

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          Yes, privacy. Would you like to be couped up with 10000 others, stepping through and breathing in their crap, with nowhere to have a quiet rest?

        • -5 votes

          @thevofa: Funny how someone gets so caught up on a chickens feelings of privacy and feel sorry for them, failing to realise that some humans actually live not much better than this.

        • +15 votes

          @pennypincher98:

          someone… failing to realise

          Who? Do you think it impossible to consider more than one issue at a time? You make it sound like people must choose between chickens or other people - are you really that limited in capacity to care?

        • +16 votes

          @thevofa:

          Would you like to be couped up with 10000 others

          I'd love to be locked up with thousands of chicks.

        • -9 votes

          @thevofa: Well I don't see you doing anything besides complaining about either of them so excuse me if I do think you are limited in capacity to care.

        • +7 votes

          @pennypincher98:

          You've used up all my negative votes for the day. Please stop talking.

        • -5 votes

          @tromboc: Lol not the power of the almighty keyboard warrior!

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          @pennypincher98:

          keyboard warrior

          Not that I condone any free range bucolic fantasies, but here you are, literally doing nothing except using a keyboard to argue with those who are actually adjusting their real life consumption.

        • +1 vote

          @thevofa: I've already adjusted my lifestyle by buying a mate's eggs that he buys himself. All this stuff about free range eggs and the only difference is they aren't in a cage. It's still not exactly a 'humane' way of treating animals.

          All you have done so far is complain about ethics on a money saving website, so yes I think you are a keyboard warrior.

          Also before you neg me, can you at least read what I have to say?

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          @pennypincher98:

          You eat the ova of birds held captive by a mate rather than by professionals? You are a true warrior!

        • +2 votes

          @thevofa: Lol the 'professionals' that cram 10,000 chickens per hectare and feed them cornmeal or my mate who has a free range farm with just a few chickens on his property - its a lot less than 10,000 per hectare I can say right now. Plus, the diet is much improved.

          Who's the warrior?

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          @pennypincher98: mate if that makes you a warrior then I'm God almighty. Maybe do a background check on who you're talking to.

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          @thevofa: I tried to do a background check but your 23 posts in over 4 years don't exactly paint a clear picture.

          Hahaha I might be plenty of things but I'm not vain and I know what I'm not.

  • +46 votes

    Wouldn't take cage eggs if they were free.

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    I've never bought caged eggs before but do they really taste worst than free range eggs?

    • +45 votes

      They taste exactly the same. Some customers buy these due to low cost. Other customers avoid these due to welfare concerns for the hens.

      • +6 votes

        Most sensible comment all day.

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        they're all feed on corn meal.

      • -9 votes

        I think you mean scum buy them due to low cost… Eggs are so cheap anyway thay the difference in price is negligible.

        Only the real dregs of society buy cage eggs.

        • +2 votes

          Wow… Obviously you are all class.

          Have you considered that a lot of people may simply not have any real idea about it?

        • +4 votes

          I buy caged eggs because I can buy them in packs of 30 for around $5.
          I cook them up into scrambled eggs, or pancakes and make breakfasts for the centre for homeless or disadvantaged people I volunteer for in my area.

          If you'd like to cough up the money for the free range eggs then feel free to.
          The funds we DO have are better spent elsewhere then on trivial things like free range eggs.

          Just thought you might like to see it from a different perspective :)

    • +4 votes

      No.

    • +7 votes

      Definitely not, I can't taste the difference between caged, free range, or the ones I get out of my coup only 10 minutes before eating.. Had a duck egg off the lady from work. Couldn't even taste the difference there (except there was a lot more yolk).

      It's just from a moral standpoint as to whether you want to buy caged eggs.

      • +6 votes

        that's not free range taste, that's diet tasty.
        Home one are tastier because they get a varied diet of what ever you feed them (food scraps & maybe some cornmeal?). farmed ones tend to have the same food (free range or caged) to get the consistancy that teh supermarkets believe the consumers want.

    • +1 vote

      No, exactly the same.

      Do you mean you have never eaten at a cafe or restaurant before, most places will use cage eggs.

    • +7 votes

      Other people will disagree but you can definitely taste the difference especially if you don't scramble your eggs and don't add anything else to those eggs.

    • +1 vote

      Caged eggs typically taste different and have different colour yolks to free range.
      Fact: Chickens in cages are fed higher quality foods and antibiotics to reduce the death rates.

      I am not saying this is bad for you, but most people growing up with caged eggs may not like the yolk or taste of free range eggs.

      If you have grown up with caged eggs, please try true free range eggs.

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        I'm pretty sure eggs from a sick chicken is gonna taste funny. Feeding them antibiotics will probably reduce the lightly-hood of this happening.

  • +36 votes

    Does saving a couple of dollars really justify the cruelty these animals endure for their entire lives?

    These animals are the ones paying the price for your $2 savings

    • +16 votes

      You save $2 here, you save $2 there. Now you have $4. You go buy something somewhere else.

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        More eggs!

        How about you calculate how much you save when buying the cage eggs, and whenever the savings become the price difference, but the free range eggs.

        That way your kinda not losing money, but you get a sense of doing the right thing…

    • +5 votes

      Just like you buy cheap foreign products to save money

      • +33 votes

        As a consumer, and in particular an ozbargainer, it's hard to make ethical choices when there's a huge difference in price - such as cheap foreign products which are probably made by someone who earns $3 a day. But when it comes to something like this you have the two options in front of you for such a minuscule price difference I think people should really consider whether that saving is worth it. Some people won't change their ways but younger generations have a much clearer sense of ethics in consumerism so I believe we will see a huge change in ethical market products driven by consumer preference.

        • +5 votes

          such a minuscule price difference

          Maybe you have a very large salary, but when cage eggs are $3/doz and free-range eggs close to $5/doz the difference is considerable to some. There are plenty of shoppers out there struggling lengths to make ends meet. Not everyone may be as affluent as you to consider $2 per week (say) a "minuscule price difference".

          For them, a $2 saving every time they buy eggs could mean a lot.

        • +8 votes

          Sure for some it would make a fair difference. But let's be honest the majority of people on this site are here for a mad steal, and 90% of Australians definitely can afford $2 a week

        • +3 votes

          @KaptnKaos:

          Meat, restaurants, cinemas, taxi's, and even Sydney house prices are expensive
          Free range eggs are affordable (about ~4% of the weekly grocery budget for 4 adults).

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          @WaywardOne:

          Let's be honest, what isn't these days?

          But some of us will still choose to buy based on price.

        • +1 vote

          @WaywardOne: as if everyone in ozbargain can all enjoy these. out of your list Meat is the only thing I enjoy on a weekly basis, even that I never bought anything over $10/kg. No restaurants, no cinemas, no taxis and renting. You may well ask how don't we have cakes?

        • +5 votes

          @KaptnKaos:

          About 6 minutes minimum wage. Food is so cheap for us compared with many other countries. Nobody can say $2 makes a big difference.

        • +2 votes

          @tightwad:

          I can only be thankful for you, that you are in a position to claim that $2 makes no difference to you.

          Hopefully you won't be in a situation where it does.

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          Wow, someone downvoted you for being potentially poor.

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          @squeeze: Depends how many eggs you eat. I eat 6 eggs every day (used to be 12). That's $365 per year (or $730 per year for dozen a day) for $2 per carton difference. Enough to buy a PS4. May not be much difference to you but if I could buy myself a $365 present every year it would stil make a difference to me.

          Having said that I do buy free range. I can afford it but it does actually make a difference. Need to buy a lot of Ozbargains to make up for that loss.

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          @Xastros: > Need to be a lot of Ozbargains to make up for that loss
          Lol I'm quite sure 99% of us end up spending more as a result of 'a good deal' on OzB

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          These eggs are essentially 75% off, a true ozbargainer would not be able to resist!

    • +12 votes

      So if you saw a whole uncooked roast chicken reduced down to $2 from a lot more, you would walk past it saying that it was treated inhumanely?
      At the end of the day, it's gonna get chucked out and then it's a waste.

      Also in the case of these eggs, buying cheaper eggs isn't justifying or promoting the use of cages, it is simply saving money. I certainly don't know a lot of people supporting local farmers when they can get the exact same product (eg milk) 3x cheaper.

      • +10 votes

        Overtime you purchase an unethically produced product you are supporting it and increasing the demand of that product, when the masses choose the cheaper product there is a greater demand for that product.

        The two issues you brought up are both important but completely irrelevant to choosing ethical products. Food waste will occur either way

        • +2 votes

          Free range can be unethical too. How can you really tell ur eggs are free range?
          http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-18/snowdale-holdings-e...

        • +1 vote

          While you raise some good points, the harsh reality is there will always be a market for cheaper products as you can't make everyone care.

          Some people see chickens as disposable and regrowable like a plant. Why have so many of our companies moved over to China? It's cheaper. Simply put, more chickens means more eggs which means more money. And seeing as humans are so motivated by money, they will have more money rather than caring about the chickens feelings.

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          @mmd: This is a horrible reason to buy cage eggs and anyone that uses this excuse is a monster with inner demons they need to address.

    • -1 vote

      And you're eating their babies-

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      No it doesn't

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      Agreed. People who buy caged eggs can’t claim to like animals.

      It’s like people who take their kids to pat a lamb at a petting zoo and then proceed to eat an animal. Hypocritical sad excuses for human beings.

  • +24 votes

    After owning chickens I'm all about the free range. They have so much personality. When I go outside one in particular runs up to me and waits to be picked up and get a tickle /cuddle. Had others just come in through the back door and hang out in the living room. Pain trying to hang up washing as they all come over and hang out at your feet.

    Just a shame they're so delicious, otherwise I'd stop eating chicken too. But just go free range everything now.

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      Do you eat your pets?

      • +2 votes

        I would if I could own a rooster.

      • -3 votes

        Apparently only dogs and cats are considered pets, all other animals, chicken, cows, pigs, no matter how humane they're treated, they're born to be eaten. I love these different types of saints and vegetarians, wish one day stones can be used as food

    • +1 vote

      Likewise we love our free range home chooks, unfortunately the dog next door likes them as well, so they cant free range as much.

      Likewise when the hawks circle the chicks cant free range.

      Dogs/hawks unfortunately have rights in the animal welfare legions, and its natural for them to prey on the chicks, so free range is out for us.

      Have to rely on a big coop

  • +4 votes

    Shame on you if you buy this!

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