Anybody else guilty?

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

  1. Jencleg

    Jencleg Songster

    May 5, 2011
    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 Songster

    Nov 8, 2011
    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

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Not one bit. The kush life my girls get and the $$$$ I spend on feed - they pay their way with those eggs!
  4. I did. But now I wait till they've left the nest and coop before I take em.
  5. Kaeta44

    Kaeta44 Chirping

    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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