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Feeding poultry cooked eggs

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Plain_View_Farm, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know there are many posts on the topic. That's where I learned of it. I'm hoping though I might get a few questions answered at one time on the subject.
    1. How many eggs would you give a flock of 30 chickens at a time?
    2. How often? Daily, weekly, etc.
    3. Would Ducks eat them too and is it good for them as well?
    4 Finally, I'm guessing, would Guineas and Turkeys enjoy them as well?

    Thanks a bunch,
    David
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Absolutely, they love'em.Hard boiled,but crush them up so they can't identify the shells,yes shells and all.As to how often?How many?I don't know if they will hurt them at all,but how many extra eggs do you have to feed them?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Yes to all of the above, I feed the eggs back as I can or as they become extra leftovers, I save some up and feed my 50 chickens 5 dozen at a time, twice a month or if they seem like they may need more protein.

    AL
     
  4. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess we have been throwing about 6 dozen a week to the wild critters who carry them off whole believe it or not. Not a speck of shell where I carefully lay them. I scrambled 6 dozen on Sunday and have them in ziplock bags 1 doz per bag. The wife has been giving the chickens a bag a day. I guess that's a good ratio.
    If I can feed the ducks and turkeys as well I won't be losing quite as much money on eggs not consumed.

    Thanks folks,
    David
     
  5. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Now you started it.All the eggs you have been throwing to the wild critters.Obviously they are egg eaters.Now what happens when their supply stops?Better reinforce your pens so they can't get in.They know the eggs are there somewheres.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  6. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought of that a bit too late. I have electric fencing around the top of the pens to deter Raccoons and Possums. At least in the area where the geese are I doubt anything would dig under the fence without their alarm going off.
    The chickens and ducks are enclosed in there houses at night so there safe.

    David
     
  7. cyanne

    cyanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes my girls lay a little too ambitiously and I am unable to keep up with all of the eggs.

    At first I tried scrambling a bunch all at once, but it was time consuming and messy. Now I take a 13 by 9 cake pan and I oil it lightly before cracking eggs into it. I scramble them around lightly and crush up the shells to toss in there too. I use however many it takes to fill the pan, then I bake it in the over for about 45 minutes at 325 degrees.

    After it cools I toss the giant 'brick' of eggs into their treat dish and watch them go NUTS over it.

    I love doing it this way because it's so easy and there is only one pan to clean up afterward.
     
  8. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cyanne that is a great idea... Certainly a lot easier than scrambling them.
    Were going to try that this weekend.
    I'm still a bit leary of giving them the shells. I've read others do it but we already have at least one chicken that cracks eggs in the nest. I don't think to try and eat any part of it, just moving them around perhaps.
    I've been throwing all our egg shells in the garden to help the soil.

    Thanks for the tip. [​IMG]

    David
     

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