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feeding cooked egg yolks to chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Tamidon, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Tamidon

    Tamidon Chirping

    May 23, 2008
    I work for a wedding cake maker, and we generate huge amounts of egg yolks that don't get used. We all try to use them,but there is only so many ways to add yolks to baked goods and such. Any reason not to cook them and feed them to chickens? Aside from the whole cannibal aspect I mean. We're talking qts getting thrown out every week here.
  2. PearlD

    PearlD Songster

    Apr 15, 2007
    Northwest Alabama
    My chickens LOVE boiled eggs. Matter of fact, they like raw eggs too. [​IMG] But i would scramble them up and feed in moderation, they'll love it!!
  3. redkan

    redkan Songster

    May 15, 2008
    Central Maine
    With the economy being what it is, have you considered contacting the local soup kitchen to see if they would have any use for any of it?
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    They love hard boiled eggs and they're a good source of protein. IMO it's not a good idea to feed them raw eggs lest they develop a taste for em and decide to try their own.
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    No NO NO - you'll give them high cholesterol!!

    Just kidding... free food!
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  6. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Songster

    Sep 9, 2007
    middle Tennessee
    Just don't feed your young birds too much a day and grow them up to fast.
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Thank you for posting this thread about yolks! This morning I made coffeecake and had a leftover yolk. I remembered this thread, so after zapping the yolk in the microwave for 20 secs, off it went to the resident trash composters.

    I mean... chickens.

    Much hilarity ensued when my barred rock grabbed the whole thing from me & took off with it. [​IMG]

    I rarely throw anything down the garbage disposal anymore.
  8. HeadHen

    HeadHen Songster

    Jul 1, 2008
    Houston, TX
    It isn't really like a chicken eating a chicken, yolks are what developing chicks live on while in the egg. It's their perfect food in moderation.
  9. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    When i have too many eggs, or it is winter, I often use the extra to feed back to the Ladies. They adore scrambled eggs!!! I mix it in their treat bowl for breakfast (especially when its cold outside), and add peas and chopped veggies, boiled potato peels, a handful or so of dried corn/oats, and a pinch or so of cayenne, some of the egg shells finely crushed and they go NUTS for it.

    I can't stand the hard cooked yolks...so when i make them I eat the whites and birdies get a bit of a treat. Of course they get a few of the whites too!!

    I cant see the harm in it tbh, and they are so appreciative of it when the weather is bad.
  10. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    I think they're especially good for roos!! [​IMG]

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