Darn you, BYC!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Magpie31, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Magpie31

    Magpie31 Out Of The Brooder

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    Little bit of background here: I have been hanging around here, doing research before I go ahead and dive into the whole "chicken thing". Mainly because I could see myself getting slightly obsessed, and I want to know just what I am in for. I plan to get chickens next spring.

    Anyway, while doing all this research I learned more than I wanted to know about corporate egg farms. I have been trying to purchase all my eggs from a guy I know who raises chickens. At least then I know they are from happy, well cared for chickens. The past week or so our schedule has been crazy, and I couldn't get there. DH got sick of waiting and had a recipe he wanted to use, so he went ahead and got eggs at the local supermarket. Desperate times and all that.

    Last night I let my very pregnant self get over tired, over hungry, and over emotional (DH has been called up for flood duty, and leaves for more military training in a couple weeks, so I might not get to see him until late September). I decided to make myself some scrambled eggs to eat, but while cooking them I started thinking about all the mistreated hens who laid them, and started crying (remember, hormones, ok? I swear, I am not this much of a wimp usually). So DS (15) comes upstairs and asks me whats wrong. I am sobbing, and trying to explain to him about the poor hens. He is (understandably) trying not to laugh at me. I got mad, hit the counter with the spatula and declared "I CANNOT EAT EGGS THAT TASTE LIKE CHICKEN SADNESS!!" [​IMG]

    The first thing I thought (while DS collapsed into hysterical laughter on the kitchen floor) was "Wow, that sounded waaaay less crazy in my head." I ended up having a bowl of cereal and going to bed.

    I blame you, BYC, for turning me into an ethical egg eater!
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Well, aside from your DS falling out, I want to commend you for doing your research. [​IMG]
    I cannot eat eggs which taste of chicken sadness, either. I do love how you characterized it!!

    Welcome to BYC, where you will be amongst like-minded folks!
     
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Icecream.................sounds like you need icecream with caramel sauce - quick!



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  4. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Wow. You are so going to fit in around here. We all understand that statement. [​IMG]

    I admit though though I probably would be laughing along with your DS. I can just hear you wailing it now. [​IMG] Yup. You are totally going to love this group.
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] Next time we have eggs for dinner (glad to hear we're not the only ones who do so), I'm gonna' tell DH that they're flavored in chicken happiness [​IMG] And good for you putting the horse before the cart when it comes to chickens!
     
  6. AnaD

    AnaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Animal sadness taste bad to me in any form. I blame pregnancy for initially making me have such a distaste for any abused animals in my mouth...especially since it would go into my baby. I'm glad the distaste has lasted even now that my girl is 2 years old.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Magpie31

    Magpie31 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh thank heavens!

    At least if I am crazy, I am in good company!
     
  8. mxpres

    mxpres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you got what it takes to be a great flock raiser,,[​IMG]..keep up the good thoughts
     
  9. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Quote:[​IMG] This sounds really good right now! Mmmmm homemade ice cream custard with super fresh happy egg yolks!
     
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  10. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ohhh my what do you do when you pour a glass of milk????

    or eat that icecream?

    our pregnancy hormones do strange things to us. I rarely eat eggs to begin with >strange huh?< but i purposly won't watch or read about how the animals are treated or mitreated for fear that i would starve to death in the interim. I know animals are raised to provide food, i accept this fact but that does not mean i need to see it in action or read about it. Those things are better left undisturbed by me! My ignorance >all be it selective< is my bliss!
     

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