eating eggs

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by newchicks, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. newchicks

    newchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of you may have opinionated 30 year olds also, but my dd was appalled with the fact that I was giving my girls their own eggs, though cooked. She was worked at a vet college for a few years and said she couldn't help but feel that feeding the chickens their own eggs could possibly cause mad chicken. Just like feeding beef their own by products that caused mad cow disease. Is there such a thing as mad chicken??? She isn't really sure but she made me think. The fun part of this, is that I still feed them their eggs and she thinks I quit...heeee heeee.[​IMG][​IMG]:cd:cd:yiipchick
     
  2. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Chillin' With My Peeps

    I havent heard about a "mad chicken" problem but I have a few hens that want to crack their own eggs and eat them. Once I find out who they are they are being separated until they figure out they are not suppose to do that. Last thing I want to see is a busted egg in a nesting box.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Feeding the hens back their excess eggs, once cooked, is a good source of protein for them. Nothing more, nothing less.
     
  4. newchicks

    newchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, glad to hear no one has heard of mad chicken. I really hadn't taken her too seriously, but never hurts to ask. They love their warm eggs in the morning. And I'm giving them warm oatmeal too. The problem with the oatmeal is that it gets stuck on their beaks, they look so silly and one girl likes to wipe her beak on my leg or sleeve. But it's quite the undertaking to get that sticky oatmeal off. [​IMG]
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    If your daughter has worked at a vet hospital surely she knows that cats and dogs as well as many other beasts eat the placenta of their young (and sometimes the stillborns too). It's a great source of protein for them and gives the new moms a boost, yet you don't see a bunch of mad dogs and cats running around.
     
  6. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    I scramble excess eggs and my girls love them [​IMG] I also feed oatmeal on cold mornings. I add a little cracked corn and sunflower seeds after it cools off a bit. My girls get messy but they clean off the beaks or they clean each other. Try feeding yogurt ![​IMG] Stand back as they fling it everywhere. I usually feed both oatmeal and yogurt in the run to keep mess outside.[​IMG]
     
  7. newchicks

    newchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You would think that after her experiences she would know all that, but she did work the midnight to 8 AM emergency shift, so maybe she's not as smart as she thinks. Thanks:cd
     
  8. apukanski

    apukanski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed my girls scrambled eggs, especially when they go to the trouble to lay 'em and I get all butterfingery and drop one (or two). It all works out, if nobody asks what they eat...they love the eggs
     

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