Feeding chicks boiled eggs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by The Golden Egg5, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. The Golden Egg5

    The Golden Egg5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is a dumb question, but I have heard of some people feeding baby chicks hard boiled eggs and scrambled egg, and I was wondering if I could feed them store bought eggs. I have no other chickens, so I can't get any fresher eggs. I just wanted to be sure this was okay. Also, when you feed them boiled or scrambled egg, do you provide them chick grit as well?
     
  2. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fed mine store bought. That's perfectly fine. I sprinkled some chick grit on top of them. If u feed hard boiled make sure you chop them up good. have fun with your new babies
     
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    No grit is necessary with boiled eggs. Run the boiled egg through a food processor so it's finely minced.Baby chicks need very very tiny morsels or they won't attempt to eat it. It's a perfect food for baby chicks in their first week. It gets them started eating when they might be slow to try to eat starter crumbles.
     
  5. The Golden Egg5

    The Golden Egg5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! This information really helps :D
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Last year's chicks got a daily helping of scrambled egg. They were crazy about it. They would come running like a mob when they saw me bringing their eggs. They have all been friendly and inquisitive because of it. I don't handle my chicks unless it's to move them, and my chickens were always a bit wary. Since feeding eggs to all the age groups occasionally, they all stand around in my way now hoping for a treat.

    I will always feed scrambled eggs to my chicks from now on. I would just microwave them for a minute or so in a plastic bowl with a splash of milk, I think I fed 1-2 eggs to about 20 chicks, than I let them cool a bit than crumble them up in a dish. Too bad I have no clue on how to post a video as I got one from last year's chicks gobbling up there eggs pretty quick. They grew quite well too. Their poop was a bit more stinky but it was a good payoff.
     
  7. The Golden Egg5

    The Golden Egg5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you! Haha that does seem to be a good payoff. I hope the eggs will do the same for my chicks temperament. Just wondering, are scrambled eggs better than boiled eggs, or are they the same?
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I like the scrambled because they are easier to make and everything is mixed up so they get white and yolk together and get the full benefit from eating the eggs.
     
  9. The Golden Egg5

    The Golden Egg5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is true. Thank you!
     
  10. Redhenny

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    Yes, yes and yes I have been giving mine boiled eggs mashed up in Ramon with mixed veggies and she really enjoys this treat. A friend came over from mainland and sweeped up floor in their Condo and had about 30 roaches and I gave to Hennyko and she enjoy this treat. After rains I will let out to go on a slug hunt!
     
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