At What Age Can I Feed My Chicks Scrambled Eggs?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wsdareme, May 29, 2010.

  1. wsdareme

    wsdareme Songster

    Mar 9, 2010
    Yelm, WA
    My chickies are almost 3 weeks old. Yesterday I hand-fed them some leftover scrambled eggs. They were like a school of piranhas. Am I okay feeding them eggs at this age, and how much should I limit them to? [​IMG]
  2. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Songster

    May 4, 2010
    West Cork, Ireland
    Chopped up hard boiled egg was all mine got for the first two days!! Then mixed with chick crumb for the next two and then solely crumb. They get it tomorrow as a treat, just a bit once or twice a week.

    It's also good for pepping up runty chicks.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I do it from a couple days old usually. Remember, egg yolk is their first food! It's great protein, but just be sure pieces are small if they are really young so they don't accidentally choke.
  4. erthymom2

    erthymom2 Songster

    May 23, 2008
    i zip up hard boiled eggs in my magic bullet mixer so its super fine for new chicks. after a few days i start to mix it with their regular feed and then they get the hb eggs as a treat. it also does help with sick ones.
    for my hens during the winter, they get hardbolied eggs with shells zapped in the bullet with yougert...yes i do spoil them!!

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