Thursday, February 10, 2011

You don't need a rooster to get eggs!

Say it with me people, "You don't need a rooster to get eggs from a hen."
You simply don't.  Never have - never will!

Hens lay eggs because that's how they were designed to function.  This is also why you can sell a healthy young pullet (pullet  = egg laying hen) for $30 these days.  More if she's an exotic or lays colored eggs.

I'm simply dumbstruck at how many people don't know this about hens.  Not that I expect everyone to be an expert on all things chicken.  But it's important that we know where our food comes from.  When do animals sacrifice their lives so that we can eat it?  And when we are able to enjoy the by-product of the animal AND still enjoy the company and companionship of the animal.

But when your gynecologist asks you how you will get eggs from hens if you don't have a rooster?!?  OMG, "Where did you get your degree?"  I can see how an orthopedist or a plastic surgeon might have skimmed over reproduction 1-0-1 in college.  But I would expect this concept to be clearer to a gynecologist.  And more specifically, MY gynecologist!

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