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If you have your own laying hens who are well looked after and have the ability to roam free in your back yard what is the harm in eating their eggs?
They are unfertilised!
Any thoughts on this. I only eat free range eggs myself but hope to have my own in years to come!
That's what I do here where I live. My neighbors have free-roaming chickens in their yard and they lay more eggs than they know what to do with. There's no rooster around so the eggs are guaranteed unfertilized.They give the eggs away to me and our other neighbors and to be honest, I see no harm in eating them when they'll just be going to waste if I don't. I say eat up and enjoy if you're not already a vegan! :)
I agree with you!
I was going to consider veganism but I cannot see the harm if the animal products I eat do not harm them!
I would love to hear a vegan person's perspective!
I second that. I would also like to hear what a vegan has to say about this!
I can't disagree. But, i've noticed that sometimes i'm in the vegan minority. I've known lots of vegans that find it to be more important to follow the strict definition of veganism rather than use common sense. Sometimes vegans are more worried about being 'the best vegan they can be' or 'the strictest vegan out there'.
I'm vegan and I agree with Russell :) I don't see any harm in that at all. Although chickens do eat their own eggs as well and its really good for them < so you could share :)
I agree. If I had my own hens I would totally eat their eggs. I am vegan, too.
You've just made me curious. What really happens to the male chickens in the places where the breed hens for egg production?
Not to mention the deplorable conditions where baby chicks fall to the ground, and are left there to die, being trampled on or injured without help.
Trevor I am afraid to look. I have seen some horrible videos.
Well said :)!!
Honestly, if you have your own chickens and they're unfertilized, then I think it's really your choice if you're coming at it from an animal cruelty perspective. I am vegan, but I have to admit, I'm not a very good vegan because I have a hard time avoiding dairy and eggs sometimes when I go out to eat or when I go to a friend's place to eat (although most are very accommodating). If the chickens are being treated well, and your conscience is clear, then go for it. It's really about your choice, and not necessarily living up to others' standards
I will say, however, to be careful about buying free range eggs, as that label really doesn't mean anything at all in terms of animal cruelty. I had looked into using certified humane eggs, but on looking at the requirements, I realized that it's certainly a lot better, but clearly the chickens are still not in a natural environment with a minimal amount of stress if they still need to be debeaked to avoid cannibalism.
i agree, im vegan n i sometimes find it hard toot eat eggs, i will only eat of i knw the chickens.so if u know where the eggs are coming from then i think its fine to eat them.. their not getting harmed or anything so why not? its upto you what u eat n not eat jus because u have the label "vegan" doesnt mean u have to follow everyone elses rules on what not to eat etc :)
if ur happy then thats all that matters, ur still helping animlas and environment, just remember that :)