Anybody else guilty?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jencleg, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Jencleg

    Jencleg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BR laid her first egg last weekend, out of our 5 pullets she's the first and I could not be any happier! but I feel so guilty when I take her eggs away from her. She looks so sad [​IMG] Am I the only one?
     
  2. Leslieb118

    Leslieb118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL I felt a little guilty when my EE pullet laid her first egg last week and I took it away and she was looking for it afterwards. But she's not broody, had no interest sitting on it. I just tell my girls "thank you for the beautiful egg" every time I get one. If any of them ever do go broody though, I'll let them keep some.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Not one bit. The kush life my girls get and the $$$$ I spend on feed - they pay their way with those eggs!
     
  4. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    I did. But now I wait till they've left the nest and coop before I take em.
     
  5. Kaeta44

    Kaeta44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I also wait until they've left the coop before I take the egg - and like Leslie I do say thankyou. But Happy Chooks has a point too - chickens aren't cheap pets to keep. So no, I don't have conscience pangs when I take their eggs.
     

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