Oops... Cannibalism

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jmeeter88, May 13, 2009.

  1. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2008
    New Hartford, NY
    Well, I wanted to give my chicks some treats earlier so I scrambled some eggs and fed them to the birds - they loved it.

    I didn't stop to consider removing the yellow part... What did I do?! Are they going to get sick??
  2. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    You are supposed to feed them the entire thing. It is very good for them! [​IMG]
  3. Drivegirl54

    Drivegirl54 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    Winder, GA
    I give mine hard boiled. Everything but the shell, it's all fine [​IMG]
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I even feed mine the shells... [​IMG]
  5. swedishfish

    swedishfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    Once I accidentally dropped an egg in the run and everyone was like "whoooo!" and the roo was letting everyone know what was there, and it was gone in seconds.
  6. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Mason WV
    I fed the whole thing back to them but only because I've read to do it here.
  7. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    I have read that the shell is good for them (sort of like the shell you buy and feed them so they can get whatever it is in their body they need to produce more eggs...I know my finches used to eat egg shells and boy oh boy would they lay a TON of eggs if they got their beaks on egg shell treats!

    And the yolk is what they eat when they are in the egg themselves, so eating it outside of the egg wouldn't hurt them...that yellow part isn't the soon to be chicken...that's the soon to be eaten by future chickie nutrients. [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by