How much hard boiled egg to feed per baby chick?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by msrayna, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. msrayna

    msrayna New Egg

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    Hi,

    I acquired about 30 doz eggs from a friend so I have decided to use them for my flock as my buyers love my girls eggs. I plan on freezing some for baking, quiche and hard boil or scramble for newly hatching chicks.

    So the question, and I have looked and looked, IS "how much hard boiled or scrambled egg should one baby chick have per day?" I want to process and freeze them in portions to feed to the chicks that hatch.

    Thank you for your time :)

    Alisa
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Unless they are very weak, or sick and not eating normal feed, chicks don't need to eat eggs in any amount. The best thing to do with young chicks is offer them quality chick starter feed and fresh water (perhaps with some vitamins/electrolytes in it) 24 hours a day.

    If you really want to feed chicks eggs, though, I would probably give each chick no more than 1 teaspoon of egg each day. They don't eat very much, and should fill up on chick starter feed instead.
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't feed to chicks either, they are best on a starter of 18 or more percent protein. I have scrambled up raw eggs, shells and all for the layers though. Not sure why you'd cook it first. If getting tossed on ground add in enough corn to stiffen up.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Last year all my chicks and turkey poults got scrambled eggs daily. They grew like weeds and became quite friendly without any handling. I didn't see any troubles from it and will now do it for all that I raise now.

    It started out small, not even a whole eggs for 5-10, than as they grew they got a bit more. I was scrambling about 4 eggs for 20 chicks at 8 weeks. Wasn't a lot, more as a treat. Their poop was a bit more loose and light brown, and stunk a bit, but it was worth the pay off for me, and was a good use of my extra eggs.

    Now with 66 adult chickens it takes quite a few dozen to give everyone a treat, but I get lots of eggs, and it can help with the feed bills.
     

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