Can You Feed Chickens Dyed Easter Eggs?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PacsMan, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're new to chickens. Ours haven't produced a egg between them yet. (Of course they're only 11 weeks old!)

    We have 4 boys, and usually go overboard on easter eggs. And, I'm sure there will be eggs left over again this year.

    Can we feed hard boiled, dyed Easter eggs to the chickens? (crushed up of course...)

    (sometimes we get creative and use wax etc. I'm sure those would be a no no...)

    Marty
     
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Any egg dyed with food dye is fine. Just since it off after the egg hunt. The birds shoud enjoy them.

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  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    The wax will be food-grade. You eat wax all the time, if you ever eat apples, pears, cucumbers, or other shiny fruit from the store. It won't hurt them.

    Remember: chickens eat styrofoam! Food-grade wax won't hurt them one bit.
     
  4. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's just weird.

    I told my boys last night while coloring eggs, that they could feed any extras to the chickens. "No way dad! We'll eat them!"

    We'll see in about a week. [​IMG]

    Marty
     

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