Hard boiled chicken eggs for ducks????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by fourpekinducks, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. fourpekinducks

    fourpekinducks In the Brooder

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    I was wondering if I can feed hard boiled chicken eggs to my ducks???? They have started laying and one of then is laying soft shells. I am going to buy some oyster shell but cant get that till tomorrow. So wondered if I could do this for today??????
     

  2. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Songster

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    Yes, it would be fine to do that [​IMG]
     
  3. AngelV

    AngelV In the Brooder

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    My little runners love eggs shell and all
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:My muscovies love them as well as the chickens.
     
  5. Yep! my muscovies, guineas, chickens and mixed ducks all love hard boiled eggs... [​IMG]
    chopped up real good so they don't resemble an egg anymore...

    my young guineas especially like the hard boiled egg yolk...straight from my hand!
     

  6. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    There isn't much difference between chicken and duck eggs, all my birds love eggs. No matter what bird it came from!
     
  7. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Songster

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    is it ok to give hard boiled eggs as treats or just if a hen is laying?
     
  8. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Songster

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    They are fine anytime. It doesn't hurt to have a bit of extra calcium now and then in the non-laying period, to help the hen build up her reserves. I give mine eggs now and then when I have spares.
     
  9. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Songster

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    70%cocoa :

    They are fine anytime. It doesn't hurt to have a bit of extra calcium now and then in the non-laying period, to help the hen build up her reserves. I give mine eggs now and then when I have spares.

    is it ok for drakes too?​
     

  10. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Songster

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    I doubt that there would be a problem giving drakes eggs, including the shell. Not every day, but now and then. Drakes need calcium too - for their bones etc. If you are concerned, just give your ducks and drakes the contents and not the shell - hardboiled and then mashed or else scrambled.
     

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