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Old 23-04-2009, 05:08 PM   #11
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Just a note to Jess's post - ours are free-range eggs. Chooks are fed wheat, not the processed stuff.
Egg-feeding horses goes back as many generations in our family as I can remember. Does anyone remember the old Coles brand egg-shampoo? Used to be the very best shampoo on the market (at the cheapest price), funnily not available anymore.
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Some years back I had an old black percheron mare called Tara, and some free range chooks. My egg count was down (the chooks eggs, not worm eggs) and Tara was looking especially splendid. I was wondering where the chooks had their secret hiding nest, so when I heard one of them cackling away I shot outside to see where she had laid her egg. She was coming out of the stables, where the round hay feeder was, and Tara was beetling in like a rocket, head straight into the hay feeder, and up she comes chomping on the whole egg, shell and all!

After that I locked those chooks up, and surprise surprise, I got an extra ten eggs a day. That Tara sure was supplimenting her diet, and I have a giggle at the way she knew as soon as the chook cackled to head in for the next egg.

Didn't seem to have any ill effect....very shiney coat!

My farrier says he always used to feed an egg a day to his horses, but I've never done it myself (intentionally), mainly because I like to eat them myself.
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ha ha ha, I had no idea horses would even eat eggs!! My kelpie dog, given half the chance, will happily steal the eggs out of the coup, carefully crack them open and eat them, but Ive never caught the horses doing it. HOWEVER, I was in the bad books BIG TIME only two nights ago, because my old 30 year old TB mare had escaped onto our back verandah, knocked over a plastic bin we keep all the dogs meaty bites in.... and wolfed the lot down!!!!!!!!! It was a fairly new 15 kg bag of dog biscuits, and she ate the lot. I kept waiting for her to come down with colic the next day but she never did! (she used to steal my hotdogs and hamaburgers at ponyclub many many years ago,, so I guess its no surprise to learn she's not a vegitarian lol)
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ha ha ha, I had no idea horses would even eat eggs!! My kelpie dog, given half the chance, will happily steal the eggs out of the coup, carefully crack them open and eat them, but Ive never caught the horses doing it. HOWEVER, I was in the bad books BIG TIME only two nights ago, because my old 30 year old TB mare had escaped onto our back verandah, knocked over a plastic bin we keep all the dogs meaty bites in.... and wolfed the lot down!!!!!!!!! It was a fairly new 15 kg bag of dog biscuits, and she ate the lot. I kept waiting for her to come down with colic the next day but she never did! (she used to steal my hotdogs and hamaburgers at ponyclub many many years ago,, so I guess its no surprise to learn she's not a vegitarian lol)
My horse did the same thing with dog biscuits, ended up having to keep them locked away or he'd break in and eat them
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Old 24-04-2009, 09:28 AM   #15
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We would feed eggs to our show horses once or twice a week, and crush up the shells as well for the calcium. They loved them and were great for their coats. Never had a problem with them. Always home grown eggs though
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