I'm not vegan and I do eat my eggs, so I can't answer that part - however I am surprised you are getting all the 'slaughter' questions.. I don't eat my chickens either, nor do I raise them for meat, but when I had to 'cull' a seriously ill chicken a few weeks back my co-workers acted like I was Hannibal Lecter. And they all eat chicken - so why is my putting down an ill chicken so horrifying? I'd rather have your coworkers.. As for the egg-eating, I am also on veggie boards and the hardcore vegan types insist the eggs must be fed back to the chickens. I personally see no problems eating the eggs from my chickens since I know they are well taken care of, but that's completely up to you! =) If you sell the eggs to friends and coworkers, think of it this way - for each dozen they buy from YOUR chickens, that's one battery hen dozen they won't be buying.