Patent not pending

Sometimes, genius just flows out of me - I’m sure I’m not the only one. Like when my dad had the idea for flip-top toothpaste back before it was a thing.


I buy free-range eggs, each to their own. While cooking an omelet this morning I get to thinking that the blurb sounds to me like pure marketing spin, e.g:

Ooh, a “barn” you say!. How nice, a quant little wooden shed out in the countryside, perhaps with sunshine streaming in. The French version, unsurprisingly, sounds very fancy-schmancy :tophat:

Anyway, my patent-not-pending idea is this:

All I’m saying is that personally, I’d opt for a brand who’s proud to be transparent. Everybody wins.

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But why? To make sure that the chickens aren’t cheating in their online Go tournaments?

That enclosure looks a bit small. We need cosmic-style habitats.

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I only buy organic eggs. They taste better than ordinary free-range eggs, which taste better than ordinary eggs.

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OMG, i have actually thought about the same thing. 24/7 streams from different animal nests are currently really popular, also the concept of “pick your own food” is getting increasingly more trendy.

With small coop you could keep the production costs low - maybe even low enough to be covered by just the income you’d be getting from the stream - and what you’d get from selling the eggs themself would be just extra.

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Next, teach the chickens to play Go so you can stream under the correct Twitch category

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I don’t mind watching the occasional chick stream.

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Related news:

https://www.usgo.org/news/2014/04/dumb-cluck-9x9-go-reportedly-solved/

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That’s quite literally old news.

Heh, rich people problems.

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Jailed eggs tast the best. Bio is shit

Without trying to be morbid, this simply wouldn’t work because marketability of a product like eggs heavily relies on the production circumstances being inaccessible to the consumer. There are no farms with chickens living under the conditions you are describing, whom you can buy eggs from in your local supermarket, not even the ‘organic’ ones. In order to make eggs an affordable product, the living conditions of the hens basically automatically become non-marketable.
It’s a pretty deep rabbit hole, which you don’t have to get into. Each to their own, if you want to buy organic eggs over the regular ones, that is certainly a better choice, but after looking up some things, I stopped consuming any kinds of egg, unless I’ve seen the living conditions of the hens with my own eyes.

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same here, over a decade ago

Not to forget: consent.
Not kidding.

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So somebody should probably reserve the domain onlyhens.com before someone else comes up with this idea…

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Good name. The idea has been done before though - I recall getting a QR code on a free-range egg carton that let me look at the hen-cam.

Can’t recall the details now though.

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Nothing is more than a google-search away…

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The right hand one is a duck.

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Ι guess the only problem with the whole idea is that they can easily bait-and-switch the product.
You buy some eggs and they show you live feed from an outdoor savvy free-range, organic, eco-friendly, renewably biodiverse and whatever other buzzword is now trending, facility.
Cool, but how do you know that those eggs you are now holding came from over there?

Unless you go and pick them up yourself (which would make bait and switch too cumbersome for the owners), you just can’t know.

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This is usually the point in the discussion when someone throws in some blockchain nonsense. :rofl:

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