Just curious if anyone has had any experience with feeding hard-boiled eggs in the shell. Not even just chicken eggs but maybe even smaller ones like quail eggs.
the only problem I see with raw eggs is the danger from salmonella.
I just read an article on yahoo news about the 10 dirtiest foods and eggs are listed. It advices that even after HANDLING eggs by cracking them in a pan or bowl, that you should THOROUGHLY wash your hands before touching any other foods.
It also advices that eggs be cooked thoroughly as eating even sunny side up eggs increases the risk. With this in mind, I would never feed raw eggs. So if you are going to feed a boiled egg in the shell, I feel it should be safe as it has been boiled, thereby killing the salmonella. Just be sure to wash your hands after you handle the egg
If one was to feed raw eggs, I feel the commercially available eggs are too risky. Perhaps if you raised your own and they were free range it would be less risky.
If I was able to get quail eggs, I would certainly boil them and offer them to my gliders. Would be fun