cooked egg shell

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lrayle, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. lrayle

    lrayle Chirping

    Jul 19, 2013
    Is it ok to feed chickens cooked egg shells I don't want to teach them to eat eggs
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    You can feed them cooked egg shells. Yes they will eat eggs my hens know that eggs are delicious so I will sometimes find egg stains on the ground, but I've never had a big case of my chickens eating all the eggs in the nesting boxes. My hens will eat eggs on the ground or if they are cracked though occasionally I do find an eaten egg in the nesting box.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2013
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I never cook my shells. I just crack the egg, toss the shell in a bowl with all the other scraps, and throw in the run. I've done this 20 years and not had a problem with hens eating eggs. If you're not comfortable with that, you can just crush the shells smaller. I don't see what cooking them would do.......I keep things as simple as possible.
  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    I think it's because some people feed their chickens store bought egg shells and fear that there could be bacteria on them so they cook the eggs, I too never cook my eggs.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2013

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