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Old 09-05-2010, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Kenmore, WA
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I believe they intend to convey that the chickens are fed a vegetarian diet. Personally, having had chickens when we were kids, I don't believe it. They eat bugs. They eat chicken poop. They will eat each other. They are very gross birds.
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:14 PM
 
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Although it costs a lot more...they are eggs that come from a vegetarian chicken. They dont cost too much more though. Probably about .50 a dozen
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:08 PM
 
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Vegetarians can make their own eggs without the liquid chicken by grinding a tablespoon of whole flaxseed and adding 2 tablespoons of water.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:08 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I saw this the other day in the grocery store. Can anyone explain what this is? Please do not use vegetarian terms to do so as I am not a vegetarian and not up on your terminology.

Honestly, no eggs are vegetarian. For the sake of your question though, eggs advertised as "vegetarian" are from hens that are fed a vegetarian diet.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Their own feces. No kidding. That's what factory farms do. Purdue is notorious for it.

I know. horrible.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:42 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Good question. I was just wondering that myself. I assume they only feed the chickens vegetables? Which begs the question....what else would they feed to chickens?
I give my chickens vegetarian feed, but they are free-range so they eat bugs and worms (not vegetarian). If eggs are advertised as being from vegetarian hens, either they are not allowed to forage or the label doesn't mean much.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:03 PM
 
Location: In a house
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I'm pretty sure it means they are not fed chicken feed containing any animal product or byproduct. I don't think it's any guarantee that the hens didn't eat bugs on their own. Also, eggs fall into the "questionable" category on their status as vegetarian foods. Because they are *not* fertilized, they are *not* animals. They are, however, animal by-products, and therefore definitely not vegan. But since they're also not meat, the jury is undecided, because many vegetarians consider them non-meat, and therefore acceptable for vegetarians, and other vegetarians consider them meat, and therefore not acceptable.

To me, they're byproducts, and therefore acceptable as vegetarian fare. Absolutely not vegan, though, no matter how you classify them.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:10 PM
 
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Vegetarians can make their own eggs without the liquid chicken by grinding a tablespoon of whole flaxseed and adding 2 tablespoons of water.

These are the "eggs" that I use in my vegan brownies.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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I saw this the other day in the grocery store. Can anyone explain what this is? Please do not use vegetarian terms to do so as I am not a vegetarian and not up on your terminology.
When I was vegan a "vegetarian" egg was rounded tofu marinated in diluted (or full strength, depending on taste) white vinegar and black pepper.
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