albumen

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by grampaspipsqueak, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. grampaspipsqueak

    grampaspipsqueak New Egg

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    Hi folks,
    I am new to this entire subject and looking forward to moving FINALLY!!!! back home and I will have 4-5 layers. Am I excited? Does visions of cute hens following me around wearing brightly colored henny-penny aprons sound serious?

    Ha ha ha ha.

    Okay here is my Question:
    I've been reading on crushing 'clean' egg shells back into the feed. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN OUT THE ALBUMEN so my chicks do not become ill?

    Thanks much!
    grampas pipsqueak:rolleyes:
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I crush up the egg shells, and nuke them for about 5 minutes. Never had an issue.
     
  3. rubyrogue

    rubyrogue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let them dry for a couple days then lay them on a baking sheet in the oven for a little bit until they are really dry then crush them.
     
  4. grampaspipsqueak

    grampaspipsqueak New Egg

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    Hey, thanks! Great info.
     
  5. matimeo

    matimeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't do anything. I just crush them and throw them back into the kitchen scraps I feed my chickens. Haven't had any problems yet. I don't see there being a health risk really that would necessitate doing anything to them. I crush them cause I don't want them to get any ideas about eating eggs.
     

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