I'm feeding the girls boiled eggs...is this weird/wrong?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ricky bamboo, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. ricky bamboo

    ricky bamboo In the Brooder

    Sep 3, 2008
    Roseville, Ontario.
    We have an over abundance of eggs after being away from the coop for a short time. All of our friends/neighbours etc... have all the eggs they need so tonight I boiled 6 doz. eggs and crushed them (shells and all) into bits. I plan to feed it all to my chickens and turkeys in the morning.
    Should i be worried about them becoming 'egg eaters' and trying out their own before I get them from their nest boxes?
    Ive fed them shells in the past with the rest of the table scraps and they go crazy for them.
    What do you think?
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    good question!..heres a bump..i'd like to know also..[​IMG]..
  3. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    People on BYC feed their chickens boiled eggs w/shells all of the time. I was like you, worried that they would start eating their own eggs. Yesterday, I scrambled eggs and shells for them and they loved it. It hasn't been but one day, but they didn't eat their eggs today. [​IMG] Hope that they do not start.

  4. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    i feed boiled eggs and shells all the time but I put my shells in the oven for awhile first,probally dont need to but i do
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Oh my girls love the boiled eggs with the shells crushed up. I wash them well first, boil them and crush them up tiny. They have been getting boiled egg since they were a week old. Not one egg has been eaten yet.

    They also loved cooked chicken. I just cannot give it to them...it just feels wrong on so many levels.
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I had fed my little chicks store bought hard boiled eggs, then had an issue with it when it came time to feed them their own eggs, but I got over it.
    Just make sure you cook the eggs in some way, either hard-boiled or scrambled. They won't recognize those as the same thing as their eggs. You just don't want to feed them their raw eggs. Those they just might recognize and decide to help themselves to the ones in their nest boxes.

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