My youngest, Lydia age 5 is on a strike..

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Momagain1, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    she refuses to eat ANYTHING with EGGS...
    if she sees me making anything w/eggs in it..she boycotts it...
    she REFUSES to eat any scrambled eggs, overeasy etc...

    its been about 1 month now..right after we got the chicks...
    seriously she was my biggest egg eater!!!

    Not sure whats up w/that....
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    is it possible that since you got the chicks, she equates eggs with chicks and feels like she's "killing a chick" if she eats eggs? Maybe you could explain in terms she can understand that there is no chick in unincubated eggs.
  3. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2010
    my house in maryland
    does she think if she eats an egg she is eating a cute fuzzy little chick now?
  4. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    Yu could just always give it some time, children that age sometimes go on a stretch of liking/not liking foods.

    What about things like cake or muffins that contain eggs?
  5. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    I dont know..we've talked to her about it and have explained that these are NOT baby chickie eggs etc..

    she just wont do it...
    cakes/muffins..if she doesnt see me put it in..yes...if she walks in when I'm putting it in..NO
  6. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2009
    Kentucky, Cecilia
    I have an 8 year old doing the same thing. She will eat them from the lady who does not have a roo just not from mine. I am hoping for the sake of my Roos that she gets over it. Its been several months though. You learn to work around it.
  7. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2009
    Our son Jack is 5 and he has done the same thing. He stopped eating eggs as soon as they started laying them. He is in his second year of preschool and they have an incubator. He ate eggs after watching them hatch last year at school. No problem there. If he doesn't want to eat them I am not making him. He was also vegetarian for awhile and we just let him eat what he wanted to. Who knows what goes on in their little heads! He'll start eating them again when he wants to I figure.
  8. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2010
    north of eternity
    Probably a phase. Even some adults won't eat eggs once they associate them with a living animal or see where they come from. [​IMG]
  9. User66184

    User66184 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2010
    East Coast, Virgina
    Somtimes If Kids know their friend/besites dont like somthing. they wont like it either. i was like that w. my best friend but it wasent w. Eggs it was w. tomatoes (which i still do not eat).

    Good luck :)
  10. briarwoodpoultryjr

    briarwoodpoultryjr Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 11, 2010
    I had two choices as a kid - take it or leave it.

    I lived to tell the tale!! [​IMG]

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