Eating eggs from your own chickens?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Tylt33, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Tylt33

    Tylt33 Songster

    Jun 13, 2010
    Chico, California
    I didn't know what section to post this in, so I thought I'd try here. I had my first scrambled eggs from my own chickens tonight and psychologically could not handle it. I eat eggs, in very limited quantities (usually scrambled with cheese), and having eggs from my own chickens tonight put me over the edge. They tasted like eggs, but my brain was telling me not to eat them. Has anyone else experienced something like this or heard of it?
  2. mordarlar

    mordarlar Songster

    May 17, 2010
    I had a moment of that as well. For me it was because i had been raised so disconnected from the *how and where* of some food production. Now, i eat them everyday, far more often than i ever did when purchasing store bought. It goes away, at least it did for me. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2011
  3. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

    Aug 3, 2009
    Southern California
    Quote:Same here. I got over it. Now there is no way I would eat a store bought egg. [​IMG]
  4. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Can't eat another store bought egg..last time I did it made me sick no lie! Everytime I walk by the eggs in the store I go Nasty eggs! I get so many weird looks [​IMG]
  5. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    I was raised on homegrown chicken eggs at my grandparents and store bought eggs at home, so I never really had a problem. I still dont, I enjoy both home grown and store bought... but duck eggs... let me tell you! [​IMG] My first time ever eating a duck egg, I gagged and had to struggle to get it down. Why? Good question! It was just a mental thing, now I enjoy em just like a good ol' chicken egg!
  6. RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather

    RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather Songster

    Mar 19, 2010
    Aloha Tylt33,

    I totally understand how you feel! When I had my first chicken, in 5th grade, I only ate store bought eggs. But when I finally bit the gun I was so unsure knowing "that" is where they come from. But I took the plunge and I really liked the homegrown eggs that I know had TLC put into them. I guess you can say that it is a mind over matter but all eggs are made the same way it is different to adapt to the change, at first. But I like my homegrown eggs much better and you will too.
  7. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    I was a little freaked out, too, 10 years ago when I had my very first chickens. It felt like I should 'do' something besides cook them before eating. It didn't last long, though; they were so incredibly GOOD; the best eggs I have ever tasted in my life! It's such a good, wholesome kind of feeling to know I can go ou to my coop, collect eggs lain that day, and cook them up. Very satisfying, plus I know my girls have a good life while they provide me with breakfast.[​IMG]
  8. Equus5O

    Equus5O Songster

    My husband's like that. He can manage the scrambled fresh eggs. But, he can't choke them down when they're over easy. As he's eating, he pictures stink bugs, and Japanese beetles, and worms, and ..... I have Eggland's Best in the fridge and I sell my fresh eggs at work.
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

  10. BettyR

    BettyR Songster

    Mar 1, 2008
    Texas Gulf Coast
    I was raised on homegrown eggs and have had chickens most of my life, but I guess I can understand how you might feel. But it would be to your advantage to get over it and quickly. Store bought eggs are really not good for you and you can get really sick if you happen to eat some raw. I eat several raw eggs every morning in my egg cream shakes that I have for breakfast. I would never do that with store bought eggs.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2011

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