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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TexasNovice, Feb 25, 2014.
Should chickens be fed cooked eggs?
I have feed mine boiled eggs so there shouldn't be any probs feeding them cooked eggs
Can they be fed cooked eggs? Yes.
Do they need to be fed cooked eggs? No.
Unless you have a huge surplus of eggs, feeding them to the chickens always seems to defeat the purpose of having them, IMO.
Whenever we have leftover scrambled eggs we give them to our chickens. They LOVE them. I'd say it's one of their favorite treats.
I have one hen who occasionally lays a thin-shelled egg that gets cracked in the nest. I make scratch omelets from those as a treat for the chickens because I don't feel happy about feeding cracked eggs to the family.
If they are in need of protein - during illness or molting - then there's nothing more perfect than an egg.
So, yes, you can feed chickens eggs and there are times when they certainly need the protein that an egg provides. Young chicks like nothing better than a bit of mashed hard boiled egg.
When my chickens were ill and on medication, we were unable to eat the eggs so I would cook them and give the scrambled eggs back to the chickens. It gave them more of a dosage of the medicine plus I hated to waste the eggs.