Can I give my 3 week old silkies a hard boiled egg?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lucyhughes82, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Lucyhughes82

    Lucyhughes82 Chirping

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    One of my chicks kept chirping last night and just didn’t seem to happy... I had given them meal worms and let them play in a sand/peat dust bath for grit. She is pooping just fine and her vent is clear. I was just wondering if I could give them an egg today just in case she’s lacking protein. She is also smaller than my other chick but feathering much faster!
     
  2. chuckachucka

    chuckachucka Crowing

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    Eggs are brilliant to give chicks or chickens for extra protein. Boiled and chopped up is fine. I wonder if the little unhappy chick wasn't warm enough?
     
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  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Lucyhughes82 Chirping

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    You guys are awesome! I’m thinking your right about maybe her not being warm enough because I got her out and held her and she fell asleep! I’m using an ecoglow and not a heat lamp maybe I just need to show he to go under it when she’s acting that way
     
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    Lucyhughes82 Chirping

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    nine9d Songster

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    From all of my reading, it should be fine to give her the egg.
     
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  7. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Crowing

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    I feed my chicks eggs once in a while for a boost.
     
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  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    As a treat would be fine.
     

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