I'm new to chicken-keeping, and one of my hens just started to lay. When I cooked the first egg, I had all sorts of "feelings" when I was eating it: Where it came from, Who it came from, What they ate prior to producing the egg, etc. I even felt guilty!! This is ridiculous. My grandparents had a farm and we would eat the farm eggs all the time. We drank the milk from the cows on the farm, we ate whatever my dad killed in the woods (squirrel, rabbit, deer, pheasant, quail....). It's my first time being the one raising the chickens, but certainly not my first walk with fresh, home-raised food. Not sure why I'm feeling this aversion to eating the eggs. Maybe it's because they are MY chickens? Or that I raised them from babies? Or that I actually handle the worms and slugs I toss to them periodically? I'm not going to stop eating the eggs and I know I'll get over it, but I just wondered if anyone else out there felt weird eating their first egg?