When you feed your chicks boiled eggs....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KentuckyChick, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. KentuckyChick

    KentuckyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    .....is it JUST the yolk, or the entire egg? I read on an older thread that the white isn't as easily dissolved, so I was torn on what to do when I did feed my chicks this as a treat.
     
  2. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    I fed the entire egg (but it was scrambled) and everyone survived.
    I also provided chick grit.
     
  3. pharmchickrnmom

    pharmchickrnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fed mine the entire egg as well and barely kept my fingers!
     
  4. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't get a vitamin pack with the delievery of my chicks, so they got a hard boiled egg, and LOVED IT! 3 days old and eating egg already! (Just for the first meal after they had their sugar water) took 2 eggs for 34 chicks.
     
  5. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    I used a whole boiled egg. I took a fork and mashed it up so that there were no distinguishable pieces. When the first one tried it, they all joined in and it was gone in a heart beat! It was almost scary...the little velociraptors.....
     
  6. WisconsinChickenWhisperer

    WisconsinChickenWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed the whole egg, mash it all up really good as well. My chickens go gaga over it. More like ape!
     
  7. KentuckyChick

    KentuckyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought! I'll run it through our food chopper for a second so it's all mashed up!
     
  8. KentuckyChick

    KentuckyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya'll didn't tell me they'd go into a 'boiled egg coma' and I'd get one to fall asleep perching on my thumb! [​IMG]

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  9. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Well we can't tell you everything, can we? Some things are more fun to learn on your own!

    Super cute.
     
  10. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    Boiled egg is like chickie crack I think. [​IMG]

    I gave mine boiled egg, mashed up very finely. And I didn't give them any grit (oops!). They have survived and thrived in spite of my error.

    Rachel
     

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