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post #1 of 5 Old 10-01-2011, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Is it okay for a horse to eat an egg?

So, here's the story -

I was doing my usual stuff, I brought the horses in from the field, put them in their stalls. I scooped their feed into a small container and put it into their corner feeders (they are nailed into the stall walls) So I just dumped the feed into their buckets not really thinking much of it...

My stupid chickens (laying hens) layed 3 eggs in Ducky's bucket. I didn't see them until the feed was already in his bucket. He isn't an agreesive feeder but he kinda dives for his food, so he ended up breaking two of the eggs and nearly had a flipper :(

He spat out most of his food but I'm still worried that maybe eggs are bad for horses???

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-01-2011, 07:20 PM
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He spat out most of his food but I'm still worried that maybe eggs are bad for horses???

Nope not bad at all.

What the old timers used to do to get the coat really shinny when showing on the line is to give their horses eggs.

I did this with one of my line horses and added oats, sugar, bran and a few other supplements ( all natural) and made horse balls...LOL. Gave them to this one horse every time I went up. By God her coat just shone!
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-01-2011, 07:51 PM
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There is no issue with giving horses eggs. When my horse was lathargic and all his tests came back normal my vet had told me about trying red c (vitamin supplement) and also sticking a whole egg shell and all in his feed at night to help with energy. Actually worked well with the red cell and his coat looked Amazing!

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post #4 of 5 Old 10-02-2011, 05:04 AM
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HAAAH! My stallion is sooo curious and sticks his nose in everybody's business. I had gone collecting up my layers' eggs and had a big basket full and he could not stand not being able to check out every single egg in the basket. Obviously I didn't want to lose 5 doz eggs, so I pulled an egg out into my hand and held it out expecting him to sniff it over really well and then probably nudge it off my hand onto the ground. Not exactly! He immediately reached over, grabbed that egg and CRUNCHED it. The look on his face when that egg gave up its slimey contents......ROFL....He hasn't been near the egg basket since and I ask him if he wants one every day.

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post #5 of 5 Old 10-02-2011, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Whew! I was pretty worried!

LOL my gelding did the same thing! He nearly had a heart attack when two of the eggs got smashed in his mouth :)

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