My friend has chickens and they’re treated very well. Is it ok to eat their eggs?

If you have a close friend or family member who keeps rescued chickens as companions and doesn’t breed or sell them or their eggs, and whose home you have visited personally to ensure the birds’ welfare, then you are not hurting the chickens by eating the eggs that the birds lay naturally. However, it would greatly help other chickens if the eggs were given to people who would otherwise consume eggs from factory-farmed birds.

Of course, the healthiest choice is to avoid all eggs—and it’s easy, too! Click here for information on egg replacers.

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