• Vegan...With an exception

    Profile photo of karrimichele

    Over a year ago

    Hey, everyone! I wanted to get a little input on this subject: So, I’ve been vegetarian on and off since 7th grade (About 5 years) and I’m transitioning to veganism, but there’s a catch. I recently purchased chickens and I’ll be raising them in my backyard and collecting eggs, so I don’t see why I shouldn’t eat those eggs since I know exactly where they’re coming from and that the chickens are being treated well.
    I guess what I’m asking is if you guys would do the same thing, and why or why not?
    Thanks for the input!

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  • Profile photo of peppermintcherry

    Over a year ago

    how many hens did you buy? They only lay so many eggs in a week. If you only have a few, leave the eggs alone, the chickens will take care of them. if you have a ton of chickens, I don’t know what the practical solution would be for the mass amount of eggs you’d end up with.

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  • Profile photo of karrimichele

    Over a year ago

    Ugh. I really wish I would’ve consulted you guys beforehand. Even though I’m pretty sure my mom would’ve done it anyway…
    But I had no idea about the feeding the eggs back to them. I’m definitely going to do it!
    Thanks so much!

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  • Profile photo of VeganCaramel

    Over a year ago

    The fact about veganism is that we do not use animals for our own consumption or benefit.
    You can always feed the eggs back to your hens, as they will need it to replenish lost nutrients.
    You have already done some damage by buying from someone who will use that money to slaughter animals. You haven’t saved hens, you’ve paid for more to suffer. Unfortunate as that is.

    There’s no reason why we need to use animals – you know your life will be fine without eggs!

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  • Profile photo of karrimichele

    Over a year ago

    @nomeatnodairynoproblem I bought them from a neighbor who was raising them to eat, so I figured buying as many as I reasonably could and having them as egg laying hens was preferable to that.
    But I’ll consider all this when they actually start laying eggs and I have to decide whether or not to eat them. It is kinda gross now that I think about it.

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  • Profile photo of nomeatnodairynoprob1em

    Over a year ago

    You purchased the chickens and therefore supported the breeding and sale of chickens. You should know better.
    As far as being vegan and eating eggs goes, I’ll just copy/paste my response form the other thread:

    Hen Periods (Eggs)
    I would never have a hen around just so that I could eat her eggs.
    I can imagine a situation in which I might be caring for a rescued hen who needed a home, or a wild hen who decided to hang out on my property.
    If those hens were to leave unfertilized eggs laying around, there would be no harm in eating them.
    It would be disgusting and unhealthy but not morally wrong.

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