feeding boiled egg

you-da-chick

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I have heard you can feed them boiled eggs, I plan on eating the white, while the chicks eat the yolk. I only have one question, do they need grit? I don't have any grit, and the chicks are more than a week old. I assume no,since the yolk is soft, and I will break it into fine pieces. Could I mix their chick starter food into the yolk?
 

ChickenCanoe

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They probably don't have to have grit but all chickens should have it as it helps develop the gizzard. It's pretty cheap and you can probably get some chick grit in a small 5 lb. bag from the feed store. They outgrow #1 grit by about 5 weeks.
 

iwiw60

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You might wait a few weeks before giving them hard-boiled eggs for their 'treat' .. you should feed both the white and the yolk. Just mash them up really good/fine and then stand back...'cause they go bananas over them...and bananas is 'good'!!!
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