Feeding Eggs: Boiled or Scrambled...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SweetMissDaisy, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. SweetMissDaisy

    SweetMissDaisy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I often mix up our extra, soiled, or cracked eggs for the dogs, chickens, and chicks.

    When I only have a couple eggs to give, I crack them into a bowl, add a small bit of water, scramble them with a fork, and microwave them until they're cooked (the water seems to make them less likely to explode in the microwave).

    When I have more than just a couple of eggs, I scramble them up in a pan on the stove top.

    I keep reading comments where people feed BOILED eggs and I rarely see "scrambled" as the cooking method. Am I missing something? Is boiled better, or just the preferred method for easy clean-up?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Nah, I think either way is fine. I used to hard boil em when the chickens were little. I liked to watch them play keepaway with the pieces of egg white.
    Nowadays I mainly scramble as I'm too lazy to peel them and since fresh eggs are harder to peel scrambled is just easier.
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Either way is good. What you DONT want to do is toss eggs, uncooked, to the hens. Gives them the wrong idea, you know?

    I just take all the extras in the fridge no one wants to eat anymore, mix it all together with any cooked egg and feed it to the chickens.

    No worries and no wasted food.
  4. SweetMissDaisy

    SweetMissDaisy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh yea, agree about the raw egg comment. As long as scrambled is ok, I'll stick to that. They seem to like it, and I like not having to peel eggs. [​IMG]
  5. curliet

    curliet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2008
    west Michigan
    We've been boiling and then mashing with the shell still on, they eat every bit of it.
  6. SweetMissDaisy

    SweetMissDaisy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Well, now there's an idea!! I'll try that tomorrow![​IMG]

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