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I went to collect my eggs and 2 were broken in the nest. Could a hen have done it. How do I get them to stopĀ 

post #2 of 6
I wouldn't worry about it unless it happens repeatedly, hens do accidentally break eggs by stepping on them, there's only a problem if there is intentional breaking and eating of the eggs. Keeping fake eggs in the nest can help deter this, also make sure you hens are getting a good quality food and have oyster shells available.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 6
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I am feeding organic feed and give them oster shell all the time

post #4 of 6
Hopefully it was a one time thing.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #5 of 6
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Good news I haven't had any more broken eggs but a lot of my hens aren't laying is it because I bought other hens and introduce them to him
post #6 of 6
New birds can cause stress which can halt laying, and if your hens are over a year they will quit to molt. Otherwise laying does go up and down due to things like stress, weather, and some just aren't regular layers.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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