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Hardboiled Eggs for 6 Week-Old Chicks O.K.?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickenfeathers, May 17, 2007.

  1. chickenfeathers

    chickenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    If so, how often? [​IMG]

    Thanks for your time! [​IMG]

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  2. bayourouge

    bayourouge Out Of The Brooder

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    i can tell you this, i feed boiled eggs to my hatchlings as soon as i take them out of the bator and continue that until day 2. it gives them a nice start. i dont see why it would hurt 6 wk olds
     
  3. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When mine were little, I gave them a boiled egg (no shell) in the evening at bedtime. I didn't do it every day, it depended on my egg inventory, but I don't think it would hurt them.
     
  4. chickenfeathers

    chickenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Many thanks.

    I don't think you're dumb! [​IMG]

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  5. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, that D is supposed to be for DEAR. [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenfeathers

    chickenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    cookinmom,

    Thanks for your reply. [​IMG]

    A *really* disgusting thing happened the other day.

    A baby bird was killed by a crow. The nest was in a pine tree over the chick's run.

    The baby fell out of the nest into the run, (eyes not open, as yet). Before I could get to it, the 6 week-olds were all fighting over it & running around with it in their mouths.

    They devoured it!!! :mad:

    P.S. I guess hard-boiled egg wouldn't be so bad. I have a really strong stomach but that was too much for me. I'm feeling ill, just typing this. [​IMG]

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  7. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EEWWW! That is gross. Have you read 4HMom's description of her chickens killing and eating a mouse?
    They love hard boiled eggs though. I used to feed them from my hand, but then they started trying to take my fingers with the egg, so now they only get them in a dish. They know when that purple dish appears though!
     
  8. chickenfeathers

    chickenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yup, grossed me out too! :eek:

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  9. bayourouge

    bayourouge Out Of The Brooder

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    yea i know the D is for dear but my TW(trophy wife) said it's for DUMB around hear, lol
     

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