Feeding Boiled Eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Doulos, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. Doulos

    Doulos Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I have read a few times that people will feed hardboiled eggs to their chickens. I was thinking about doing this for my Welsh Harlequins. If any of you do this, do you leave the shell mixed in (broken up finely), or do you peel first?
     
  2. LarryTX

    LarryTX Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I don't know anything about your breed, but with my game chickens I don't let them have the shell. The only reason is because I'm afraid it might start them to eat eggs intended for hatching. Good luck!
     
  3. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just kind of crunch the shell a bit in my hand and toss it the egg out there. The chickens take care of the rest. Shell and all. They leave a lot of shell laying around, too. The dogs get that. I have not seen or had any egg eating in any nest boxes.
     

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