Ethical question...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sonia, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Sonia

    Sonia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was given 5 doz farm fresh eggs last night and will be recieving a like amount every week. When I cracked them open for breakfast this morning I thought they were fertile but couldn't tell.....so I posted to this forum looking for the pics showing the difference. Sure enough they are.


    Question.....Would it be ethical to try to hatch some of these or should I get the ok from the woman I got them from first?
     
  2. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont see anything wrong with it. Others might, who knows? I'm betting these eggs came from a mixed flock, so its doubtful they're high dollar birds... if they were I'm sure she'd be selling hatching eggs, not eating eggs.
     
  3. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are your eggs, do what you want with them.
     
  4. angelmarie

    angelmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think that would be fine and a fun experience too lol what kind of breed of chickens are the eggs from?
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'd say if they're just from a mixed laying flock it probably wouldn't make any difference, but if they're excess eggs she usually sells for hatching I'd talk to her about it. I found out someone who was getting eating eggs from my hens through a friend who takes them to work to sell them for me was setting the marans and welsummer eggs. That kind of upset me. Now I just don't include any dark eggs in those I send with him. She's probably wondering what happened!!
     
  6. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    I was given 5 doz farm fresh eggs last night and will be recieving a like amount every week. When I cracked them open for breakfast this morning I thought they were fertile but couldn't tell.....so I posted to this forum looking for the pics showing the difference. Sure enough they are.

    Question.....Would it be ethical to try to hatch some of these or should I get the ok from the woman I got them from first

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    Huh? Where's the ethical dilemma here?

    The word GIVEN was plainly used. Were there stated (or implied) conditions on the gift?

    I'm stupid - someone spell it out for me.​
     
  7. Sonia

    Sonia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a mixed laying flock...I know for sure that she has 2 RIR's because we raised them for her two years ago lol. I just gave her 17 White Leghorn pullets in exchange for eggs every week and we are going to be going halves on Dairy goats and meat birds. I think I'll just ask her....She most likely wont have any problem with it.


    Oh yeah and turkeys and ducks too [​IMG]
     
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  8. flock-mama

    flock-mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, they are your eggs now, and I don't think that person would care anyway.
    This is a legal addiction we have! lol! [​IMG]
     
  9. angelmarie

    angelmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:oh, no! ya my mom ate all my hatching eggs in a day, i was really upset because i told her lik a million times not to eat the colored eggs, but oh well they do lay again [​IMG]
     
  10. Sonia

    Sonia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry elderoo....I just have an overdeveloped sense of guilt I guess lol. I just don't want to offend her. I'll just ask. If she says no I'll just have to order hatching eggs from someone here.
     
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