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Not sure i am doing this right. I am having the same problem with eaten eggs. Started out being every once in while but started to increase. At first I thought it was the dogs. Now I get 1 a day eaten. I don't like missing the eggs nor do I like the mess it leaves in hen house. Will try the golf balls to see if it helps.
What are you feeding? Are you giving extras like scratch, treats, or scraps?
so glad I found this thread, very helpful tips.
I've got 7 pullets all just beginning to lay, and one has now taken a liking to do the exact same thing as yours...eating her eggs right after she lays it but no one else's egg.
I'll be trying to increase their protein and hopefully it helps. Only her eggs were with a more brittle shell (she laid a few before she started to eat them, probably because one broke accidentally and the rest is history), everyone else's eggs have a much stronger shell. She's also the youngest pullet we have laying even before some of the others are, perhaps her shells will increase in strength with age and it will help stop the egg eating as well.
Hoping these suggestions you've had solve it, has there been any good results you've noticed so far waterfaery? Otherwise i'll be looking for someone who wants pet chicken named Lemon...
She'll probably lay better eggs as she gets older.
One thing you can do if things get really bad is feed her a bit of an omlet. I try to use as little oil (I use olive oil, canola's bad for you) as possible when cooking the omlet.
Scrambled/Omletted (if that's a word) Eggs taste different from raw eggs, and the chickens won't be able to tell the difference.
Edited by mspat37 - 11/23/16 at 6:32am
I'd take the eggs out of the nester as soon as possible on a regular basis for around two weeks. I'd also wait and see if she eats anymore eggs. If she does then you may have to take some other actions. It may also have to do with diet or nester conditions. What feed is your hen currently on? Do they have plenty of nester bedding?