Do you Have a Donkey or a Burro?

What’s the Difference?

This is a common question. Regarding burros and donkeys in specific, there’s a very simple answer…

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The Spanish word “burro” came from the word “Burrisimo” meaning little horse.  The word Donkey came from the English word “dun” and “ky” which means small.  Basically, both words have the same meaning… or do they?

Here in the U.S. we use both terms, for these specific reasons…

  • A Donkey is domesticated
  • A Burro is wild, or free roaming

That was easy, now, if you really want to get really technical, visit Donkey, Ass, Burro, Mule, What They All Mean.

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Tiny Blood Spot in a Chicken Egg, What Does it Mean?

Many people believe that a blood spot in a chicken egg means that it is fertile. I’d like to clarify that misconception and explain to you exactly what it is. First of all, these eggs are nutritionally just fine to eat, and there’s no need to be grossed out either. A blood spot in the egg does NOT mean it’s fertile.


When you crack open an egg and see that teeny tiny blood spot, be assured it is nothing more than a ruptured blood vessel on the yolk surface that happened during the egg formation process. Or, sometimes in the wall of the oviduct. If the blood spot bothers you that much, it will stick to your finger if you lightly touch it. Out of sight, out of mind!

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The Kind of Eggs you Buy Matter

Hens make a huge contribution to us all everyday. By better understanding egg labels we can help make a difference in their living conditions. Just remember, our voice does count, the consumer holds ALL the power!

Decoding Egg Labels

There is a big difference between the conventional eggs that sell for $1.69 and the certified organic eggs that sell for $4.99 — it’s a lot to do with how the chickens are handled (abused vs. humanely treated).

You may not want to pay up for the organic eggs, but once you realize what goes into producing those eggs, you will.¬†This article will help you decode all those labels so you can get to the bottom of what each one means — it’s made it easy for you by pointing out the recommended ones.

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By Joseph Erdos
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