I have two vegetarian (not vegan) daughters who have long enjoyed eating our hens' eggs. However, we recently discovered we have a 20 week old cockeral. Though he is still low in the pecking order, he is starting to mount some of the younger hens regularly, which likely means we should be getting (some) fertilized eggs. My daughters are a bit concerned as vegetarians that this is "like eating meat." Do any of you have some thoughts about this that might be helpful? I'm looking for practical ideas. For example - Is there a point when biologically a fertile egg becomes an embryonic chicken? (I'm not looking for opinions or pros & cons on being vegetarian.) Thanks in advance!