1. emmakate
    i’m vegan so i have no intention of eating my chickens eggs. i know it’s common for chickens to eat their own eggs, but is it healthy? does it give them protein or vitamins that they lost while laying eggs? because if it is good for them i’ll just let them eat their eggs. they haven’t started laying yet it’ll be a couple weeks.

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  1. MROO
    If you truly do not want or need eggs, consider an all-rooster flock. Bachelor flocks are absolutely gorgeous - and there are tons of sweet-natured, unwanted cockerels and roosters out there who need homes. It's a win-win situation for all of you. The roosters get to live out their lives in peace and safety - and you get a yard/coop full of stunning eye-candy without the bother of eggs! Check out the articles and rooster threads here on BYC for tips and testimonies. Personally, I LOVE my bachelor flock!
    1. emmakate
      oh i never thought of that, thank you for the advice!
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  2. the cluck juggler
    Boiled eggs are a great nutritional support for chickens and baby chicks. It's literally what they're made of and therefore contains everything they need.
    Egg eating, as in the chickens pecking and eating their own eggs from the nest, however, is not healthy. It's not normal for birds to destroy their own eggs, and it can be a sign of stress or boredom.

    If you don't want to eat the eggs yourself or sell them, you can boil them, cut them up and give it to them as a supplement. They go crazy over it!
    1. emmakate
      ok thank you so much!!

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