• I'm a mother of 3 HENS now, what should I do with the eggs?

    Profile photo of magyar

    Over a year ago

    So a friend of ours gave us 3 of his hens for free. So we did not buy them and support the market for selling chickens.
    We let them roam around our back yard they are no longer in a coop. But they lay eggs pretty regularly and I don’t know what to do with them. My fiance might eat some from time to time but I really couldn’t knowing they came from MY chickens!

    I know we want to encourage veganism but what do you guys think about if I give them out at work? So my co-workers wouldn’t have to buy nasty cruel eggs that came off a truck, they instead could have fresh cruelty-free eggs for free.
    I just don’t know how to feel, I don’t want the eggs to go to waste but then I don’t want it to seem like that’s all they’re good for.

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    Staff

    Over a year ago

    As long as the chickens have a great living situation, the idea of eating their eggs is really something you’d need to consider as a personal choice. I agree with @tofumonster, I personally wouldn’t eat them because it’s not necessary, but as long as there’s no cruelty to animals involved, it’s up to you! – Rachelle

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    Over a year ago

    I don’t see anything wrong with eating eggs from your own chickens. I, personally, wouldn’t eat them very often since they aren’t all that healthy, but I don’t see any harm in it. With that said, even if you do eat them once in a while you are still going to have left overs. I think giving them to friends or out at work is a good idea, but I’d also tell them what happens to the hens that live in factory farms and how smart chickens actually are. Maybe if you were to give them out in little baskets or something you could include a note card with a few random chicken facts. Also, I’ve seen people recommend feeding the eggs back to the chickens, so they don’t go to waste. Hope I helped! (:

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