We were visiting my family for easter, and I took some boiled and dyed quail eggs over, just for the fun of it. My mother asked first what they were and second, what I would do with them. When I said that they were boiled and could be eaten just like a chicken egg, she was totally grossed out. I then said something about the chickens (they're mostly new, and mostly, I don't tell much of my "business" to her, because I just don't enjoy listening to her "eww" and "what's the point of that"), and again, I get "what are you going to do with them?" I mentioned that the pullets would be kept for the eggs, the roos most likely rehomed, or, at worst, I'd process them. She was totally grossed out by this. I then mentioned that this was the entire purpose of me raising the coturnix quail, was for meat and eggs. Again... "ewww". At this point, my brother's interest was spiked (he works at a butcher shop, processing hoof stock) and so he started asking me a bunch of questions. I said that I had already processed some quail and he was interested in whether or not I bought them live or what, and how I actually killed and processed them, since he does it only with hoof stock, and they use a bullet type thing to kill them. Anyways, the entire time, my mother was ewwwing and groaning about how gross it was and that I should get rid of them. My brother was stunned, he said he wasn't so sure if he would have been able to do it himself, since he basically shoots the stock they get, and I have to bonk the heads and cut them off. I'm thinking about raising a few butcher birds to take down to him to process and try. Anyways, why is homegrown/processed food so disgusting to everyone else? Yes, it's not as clean as just buying it pre-processed and cleaned up, but, most won't even think about eating it after it has already been cleaned up and looks like the store-bought stuff. I mean, I'll be honest, I want washed eggs, plain and simple. I plan on putting mine in cartons on my counter (or in the cupboard) then washing a few at time and then using them right away. I don't care about the poo on the egg shell, except that I don't want to crack the egg and end up with poo particles in my omelettes. But, I still enjoy homegrown eggs better than storebought, even if I do have to clean them up first. Isn't the MUCH tastier food worth a little bit of cleaning?