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Feed Scrambled Eggs ???????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jason9111, May 14, 2010.

  1. jason9111

    jason9111 Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright, so I seen a post on here just after getting my chicks around the end of April about treats for baby chicks. I tried the apple thing, and they didn't touch it. I tried the scrambled egg thing and they liked it. Now hard boiled eggs and they are crazy over them. I know you never feed them raw eggs, but there is just something weird about feeding them EGGS. lol. They absolutely love them though. I give them about 4 of them once a week. My question is: Is this too often? Do I need to cut back on how much or how often I give them eggs as they are all pullets and my main reason for getting them was for pets and eggs. I don't want them to go crazy when they start laying and start experimenting, hince cooking them the eggs I feed them. Absolutely found the silkies to be hilarious today when I put a pile of dirt in the middle of the yard for a little bit. They buried themselves, rolled around, scraped their heads, just had a blast. These are a blast to watch. Thanks for any responses.
     
  2. vnploveschickens

    vnploveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Hi, Welcome to the crazy world of chickies! My flock LOVES scrambled egg! Its great protein for all of them. Sometimes I mix it up with spaghetti or rice. Sometimes its just the scrambled egg and plain yogurt on the side.

    How old are your chicks? Enjoy!

    Val
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I offer hardboiled egg, I mash it up really well so that it looks nothing like the eggs they see in the nest.

    I don't think it's weird to feed egg to chickens. All of the egg is food for a chick. That's it's original and natural purpose. However, I still consider egg to be in the "treat" category so I don't offer it together with other "treat" items to compose more than 10-20 percent of my chickens' diets. I still want the bulk of their nutrition to come from their chicken feed.

    Watching chickens dust bathe is one of my favorite things to do, too. They just seem so happy, don't they?
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Keeping all treats, including hard boiled eggs, down to a max. of 10% of their daily intake is a good rule of thumb.
    Yes, they do love eggs and they are good for them.
     
  5. KHoward

    KHoward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is nothing happier than a chicken in a dirt bath. Well, maybe ducks in a new tub of bath water...
     
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  6. Chickens R Us

    Chickens R Us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WhiteLeghorn2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Bduckkisses

    Bduckkisses New Egg

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    [​IMG]my ducks and chickens love scrambled eggs, it seems strange to some but it is a healthy treat for them. Any thing that gives our babies a great start is a good thing and they sure do love them!
     
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  9. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't get my babies to eat treats. I have given them yogurt and they just splash around in it like it is a wading pool. It is not till they get down with the rest of the flock do they learn to like treats.
     
  10. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Hi,
    I understand many people feed their chickens eggs. I just don't feed species food consisting of their own kind. Don't bother to dissent, It's my thing. Instead, I raise my birds on Bovidr Labs Poultry Nutri-Drench in their water for the 1st 3-4 weeks of life. it is an inexpensive top quality nutritional supplement. Easy to administer. Made specifically for poultry. Does not need to be digested so the chick gets all the nutrients, not just whatever ratio its G.I. tract may be capable of uptaking. Doing this I have never had a sick or dead chick. Just healthy, robust chicks. I don't feed my chicks treats either. Just standard chick feed, appropriate chick grit and the Drench in their water.
    I suppose I could make thing more complicated by feeding them all sorts of extras, however, this standard fare grows quality chicks and I can see how they are growing without worrying if their diet is off standard nutrients due to treats affecting the nutrient ratios. It's easier for me to see how the individuals are progressing as they are all eating the same things. http://www.nutridrench.com I make my Drench water look like very weak tea. 2 seasons ago I raised 42 large fowl Light Sussex on Goat Nutri-Drench, using the poultry usage and dosage instructions. They did very well. It worked for me. I used Poultry Nutri-Drench on smaller hatches. It's a concentrated product. I find the small bottle of Poultry formula enough for any reg. season of about 14 chicks. I get mine at Tractor Supply...or try your local feed store.
    Best,
    Karen
     
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