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Asha13 Asha13 SA Posts: 22
1 13 Dec 2010
Let me ask you guys if you had chickens would you eat their eggs? Knowing that the chickens were being treated well?
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Imaginary Product Imaginary Product NSW Posts: 142
2 13 Dec 2010
Eggs have always kind of grossed me out.  So no, probably not.
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Asha13 Asha13 SA Posts: 22
3 14 Dec 2010
Yeah me too,When I was little I always thought of eggs as liquid chickens...
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Brendon Brendon NSW Posts: 1212
4 14 Dec 2010
Nope; I wouldn't.
For starters the idea of eating another animals unfertilized embryo kind of freaks me out now. I don't want to eat periods!
Also when chickens lay they use up MANY nutrients (especially calcium for the shell) which tires out their bodies. Most people I know who have chickens hard boil and feed the eggs back to them. I know it sounds gross but it's one of the easiest and best ways to restore the lost nutrients from the laying process.
Another reason I wouldn't is because when a hen lays if their egg(s) aren't taken from them they won't just keep laying. They'll roost and partake in natural behaviours until the egg rots. I don't want to be the cause of any stress for them. MOST chickens do this BTW but certain ex-factory farm hens struggle with this for certain reasons.
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..1 ..1 TAS Posts: 2265
5 14 Dec 2010
When I was vegetarian I would of, because I ate eggs anyway, but now the thought of them makes me feel sick. I mean, they developed inside the chicken and came out of her bum, yuck... It's almost as bad as drinking breast milk that comes from a cow. ecstatic
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OinkMoo OinkMoo NSW Posts: 1340
6 14 Dec 2010
idrk i havent really every gave it a thought, i have 18 chooks and only 3 lay coz the rest are past the laying stage, but i boil the eggs and feed them back to them and they LOVE IT happy sometimes me mini pig has a nibble on some to peace

but u may think of me as descusting but the chooks lay them anyway and if there is any left over from the ones we boil i might have 1  ashamed

but i do agree with milk that it is descusting  sad
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wild child2 wild child2 QLD Posts: 2638
7 14 Dec 2010
BreadmanInAus said:
Nope; I wouldn't.
For starters the idea of eating another animals unfertilized embryo kind of freaks me out now. I don't want to eat periods!
Also when chickens lay they use up MANY nutrients (especially calcium for the shell) which tires out their bodies. Most people I know who have chickens hard boil and feed the eggs back to them. I know it sounds gross but it's one of the easiest and best ways to restore the lost nutrients from the laying process.
Another reason I wouldn't is because when a hen lays if their egg(s) aren't taken from them they won't just keep laying. They'll roost and partake in natural behaviours until the egg rots. I don't want to be the cause of any stress for them. MOST chickens do this BTW but certain ex-factory farm hens struggle with this for certain reasons.
This isn't true,
I have 11 hens & I eat their eggs as well as giving them away for free to people that buy caged.
My hens are very healthy, the roam on a quarter acre of lush grass, fruit trees, bushes etc, eating worms, bugs, socialising, they have constant access to a good quality grain aswell as being treated to fresh fruit & veg, grains etc daily.
We give them their egg shells as they are packed with calicum but they are not lacking vitamins in anyway by not being fed their eggs.
Hens will not go clucky merely if their eggs are left in the pen, most modern breeds for example Isa Browns are not clucky whatsoever, they will just lay their egg & off they go never tending to it again. We have a bantam, Hennie Pennie & in the warmer weather she does get clucky but it is important for her health that we snap her out of it or she sits in the pen all day (in the heat), will not eat, will not drink & also this behaviour encourages her to get mites! (bird lice) so we pick her off the eggs pop her outside & lock her out of the pen and she does not seem stressed at all, soon as you put her outside the pen off she trots for a feed and to cool herself down dust-bathing.
Eggs are basically just chicken periods, I have a good relationship with all my hens & I would never do anything to harm them or that jeopardise their welfare or rights, they are very content, healthy & happy & I do eat their eggs & there is no problem IMO, they are not being exploited happy
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wild child2 wild child2 QLD Posts: 2638
8 14 Dec 2010
BreadmanInAus said:
MOST chickens do this BTW but certain ex-factory farm hens struggle with this for certain reasons.
Its not just ex factory farm hens, its a hybrid breed called the Isa Brown (which most battery hens are), SOME pure breeds get clucky, mostly bantams/silkies , but like I said its not good for their health to remain clucky on an egg until it rots.
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wild child2 wild child2 QLD Posts: 2638
9 14 Dec 2010
ashie_leigh said:
Yeah me too,When I was little I always thought of eggs as liquid chickens...
They're not liquid chickens, unless they are fertilised of course but if you don't have a rooster they won't be.
Just chicken periods happy
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wild child2 wild child2 QLD Posts: 2638
10 14 Dec 2010
Maggie said:
It's almost as bad as drinking breast milk that comes from a cow. ecstatic
Sorry but its NOWHERE near as bad as consuming dairy, (in a commercial sense its bad in its own way) but having a happy backyard flock & eating their eggs is very different
Your not stealing food from a baby, your not working a mother until she collapses.
I don't keep my hens for their eggs, I keep them because I love them & I want them to have long, happy lives, 3 of them are ex battery hens, and as the others get older & pass away we will get more ex battery hens.

This was Fiona, when she came to us-
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5131212&l=238b2071a9&id=688094544

This is her now - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5568658&l=66f95b3267&id=688094544

This is part of the yard they get to roam around all day as they please-
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5724249&l=03269a9056&id=688094544

Me & my great friends-
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5360423&l=36be78fd78&id=688094544
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