Is it ok to give a chicken a store-bought egg? (read)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by OVERxCAST, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. OVERxCAST

    OVERxCAST Out Of The Brooder

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    I want my chickens to lay eggs in the right place so the eggs arent around their coop laying somewhere.

    Is it ok if i give them a store-bought egg? (the one bought like at wincos or costco)
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    It probably safe but I'd worry about the egg going bad in the nest. Lots of folks use golf balls.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I wouldn't. Store bought eggs have incredibly thin shells and would easily be broken. Once broken, your birds will eat it - a bad habit to start. Use wooden eggs or golf balls. Some people fill Easter eggs with rocks and glue them shut.
     
  4. redstar14

    redstar14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried it and one of the eggs cracked
     
  5. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't. I read the other day something about a special coating put on store eggs, it was a post about why you shouldn't give them broken up store egg shells to eat for calcium.
     

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