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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Brads, Aug 23, 2013.
I did today and wondered I'f it was the right thing to do :/
I hard boil mine and crumble up shell and all. They love it and it is high in protien and calcuim. Great for any Fowl. About once a week is often enough. You can freeze tis and feed it mixed with thier regular feed or seperate as a treat.
I gave my scrambled egg ,shells and corn and layer mash in the girlies love it
You can give chickens eggs cooked any way. Just make sure to bake or microwave the shells and break them up if you feed the shells to the chickens so they do not start eating their own eggs in the nest. Or you could scramble up the shells with the eggs and cook them to feed to the chickens.
By the way, why aren't you eating the eggs instead of feeding them to the chickens?
Yup, scrambled eggs is a great treat, especially when they are molting. (Just dont salt anything you cook for them - chickens do NOT tolerate salt well at all.) They can utilize the extra protein dose from the eggs to foster feather growth.
I frequently have too many eggs on hand (hazard of a large, mixed flock and very few egg customers).
Another treat I cook is the "Chicken Egg Loaf" - I bake a slew of eggs for them in a 13x9 baking dish or pan. Two, three dozen eggs. Just crack 'em in to the pan and don't even worry if some shell falls into the egg slurry. The yolks can be whole or broken. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes to an hour, whenever the middle is no longer gelatinous. Let it cool and cut it into squares or just dump it out for the flock.
They love it and it's good for 'em. Gets rid of lots of eggs in one fell swoop, plus you don't have to stand there at the stove scrambling a few eggs at a time.
Hey I like the egg loaf idea. Mix some sausage in it and eat it my self
Why microwave or bake the shells? I've fed mine just cracked shells for years with no issues.
I was wondering about that myself. I just air dry them then crack them up by hand.
It is just recommended that you cook the shells so that chickens do not get a taste for eating their own eggs.
It would probably be okay if you crushed up uncooked shells and mixed them with other scraps before feeding them to chickens.
Here is a treat chart.
Well personally I think the whole "feeding them their shells makes them egg eaters" thing is bs. I've fed my birds simply cracked shells, not crushed, for 20 years and not had an egg eater. And I don't see how baking or nuking the shells would change anything to make them not eat them. Why do folks like to make keeping birds so complicated?
And don't even get me started on that treat chart. I wish it would just go away.