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Feeding eggs back to chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sabrinainmiss, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Sabrinainmiss

    Sabrinainmiss Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wormed my chickens and I know you can not eat eggs for 2 weeks so can you cook them and feed them back to the chickens? I just hate to throw them all away.[​IMG]
     
  2. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    You can, or you can just feed them to them raw. I give mine eggs all the time...sometimes I forget to carry something out to carry them back in with LoL So they belong to the chickens.
     
  3. KellyGwen

    KellyGwen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give mine scrambled eggs all the time... I don't like the idea of feeding them raw eggs just in case it gives them a taste for it and they figure out where it comes from... I also don't give them the shells unless they're ground up VERY fine...

    I don't know about giving them the eggs with the wormer in them... It might lengthen the time you have to wait to eat the eggs since you'd be sort of re-dosing them every day. I'm not sure though...
     
  4. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    I have been giving mine their own eggs for almost 3 years with no issues of them trying to eat them without my help LoL
    When I pick them up and carry them out of the house (not in a basket) the whole flock crowds you bc they know they are about to get a 'treat' LoL
     
  5. Sabrinainmiss

    Sabrinainmiss Out Of The Brooder

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    I have always fed them eggs but was concerned about the wormer medicine. I want to use the eggs but don't want to harm the birds?
     
  6. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never fed eggs back to my chickens and never will, personal preference.
     
  7. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    I don't see how it would really affect anything but you could PM DLHunicorn about it....she would def. know [​IMG]
     

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