Feeding eggs back to chickens?

JacinLarkwell

Crowing
Mar 19, 2020
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South-Eastern Montana
I have one pair of birds that get an egg a day (usually a banties egg, but now it's a standard since it's cold here and they can use the energy). They're a calico princess pullet and a naked neck cockerel that just seem to need that extra protein from eggs. Otherwise I normally don't make a habit out of it unless there are weak chicks with a broody that might need assistance
 

StephanieB1220

Chirping
Sep 28, 2020
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I've read that its bad to give them eggs because then they start to eat their own. Any validity to this? After I read that I won't give them eggs but I know they loved them when they were young.
 

BuckeyeAmy69

Songster
Mar 9, 2020
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NW, OH
When I'm raising chicks, I feed them one scrambled egg per day. It helps them learn to not be afraid of my hands and it's also good for them. When they are small it can take them 3 days to eat that one egg! (I hold a small container with the eggs inside and when they stop feeding I remove and refrigerate what's left). When they get to be about a month old, they don't get their egg anymore unless I have too many.

Yesterday I had a ton of pullet eggs and needed to use them up so I scrambled them up with the eggs shells and fed them to my adult flock. They were so happy!
 

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