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Egg Eating?

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Hi all, so lately I have been finding broken eggs and I am almost certain that one of my hens is breaking them. This is especially annoying because my broody hen then proceeds to sit in the mess. Any tips on how to stop this behavior?:rolleyes:

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Are the shells thin...and thus easily broken?

Are they totally smashed and eaten....or just a crack or hole or....? Pic might help.

What and how are you feeding?

How old are the birds?

 

Might want to separate your broody so she can set in peace and cleanliness.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #3 of 3
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well the problem actually seems to be solved. I put some golf balls in the boxes to kind of trick them into thinking they cant eat eggs and it seems to have worked

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