Can you feed this to chicks???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nut Lemon, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Nut Lemon

    Nut Lemon Chirping

    Jul 9, 2010
    Mid- Coast Maine
    Hi, my chick has pasty butt, so we fed her a hard boiled egg. My sister, Cat Water (on BYC you can PM her with questions), saw the shell of the egg, and she wondered if you can feed the chicks that. So the ultimate question is, Can you feed the chicks the shell of the egg? Some are 1 week old, and the rest are 3 weeks old.

    -Nut Lemon

  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio

    You don't want to feed chicks eggshells. The chick food has all the nutrition that they need. Extra calcium can be harmful during the growing stage.

    But, you can crush up your egg shells (some people sterilize them by baking them) and feed them back to your laying hens, because they do need extra calcium for laying those strong egg shells.

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