if i feed my chickens cooked eggs or egg shells..

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by redhen, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    is there a chance they will start to eat the eggs they or others lay in the nests?....thanks,Wendy
     
  2. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sure someone will come along and say yes -- but I feed mine cooked eggs and the shells ( chopped very fine) every once in awhile as a treat and they dont bother with eggs in the boxes -- but if an egg gets cracked in the coop - some one kicks it and falls to the floor - they will all go after that egg and it will be gone in a matter of seconds.
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    I feed our gang/flock cooked eggs weekly and crush up the baked eggshells for the hens and they've not gotten into the bad habbit of egg eating.


    Dawn
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    thanks guys...i asked because several x's a week i make my african grey parrot "his eggs" for breakfast...and i just figured i'd cook up enough to feed my chickens also..for a treat...but was worried about them "getting the taste for it"[​IMG]..thanks, Wendy
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    dawn419..you bake the egg shells?...how do u do that?..if i give my parrot egg shells with his eggs..i just usually nuke them with the egg to make him scrambled egg..but baking them sounds like a good idea also..wendy
     
  6. Mini Coop

    Mini Coop Chillin' With My Peeps

    I throw my shells, uncrushed, into the table scraps and give it to the hens. It's natural for chickens to eat shells, they do it after their chicks hatch the same way a mother cat eats the placentas.

    I've never had a chicken eat eggs.
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    ahh...that makes sense mini coop!!..thanks for the info:)....that makes me feel better knowing that the mothers eat the shells,[​IMG] thanks, Wendy
     
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  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Same exact thing here. They love eggs in any fashion but have never eaten a good, fresh
    laid one.
     

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