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why are my chickens eating their eggs??

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i have 3 roosters and  16 hens and a big coop but for some reason the chickens are eating their eggs i could get about 12eggs a day in july then here it is aug. and i could get 6 maybe less and they might eat half of them they have food and water why could are these chickens eating their eggs i want them for breakfast. can anyone help me please.

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if any of them are black leghorns... they're known to eat their eggs lol only the black one though... i had one she ate a couple of her eggs hmm if you dont have any black ones...dunno wat to tell you then!

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Because they taste good???   idunno

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Because they taste good???   idunno


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I have heard it is very hard to stop them doing this once they start. You might have to use a nest box that has a little ramp that rolls the eggs away where the chickens can't reach them after they are laid ...

That's the only solution I have ever heard of ...

Hopefully someone can give you more/better information.

trish

Hens (6/3/07): RIR, BA, red & black sex-link; BO and Light Brahma pullets (3/15/08); Bantams (6/07): Jap, rosecomb. Silkies (6/08). Ducks (3/21/07) f&w runner & black swede. Geese Chinese & Africans (4/4/08). Updated: embdens, Toulouse, pilgrims, guineas & rabbits, goats and more. .
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Hens (6/3/07): RIR, BA, red & black sex-link; BO and Light Brahma pullets (3/15/08); Bantams (6/07): Jap, rosecomb. Silkies (6/08). Ducks (3/21/07) f&w runner & black swede. Geese Chinese & Africans (4/4/08). Updated: embdens, Toulouse, pilgrims, guineas & rabbits, goats and more. .
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post #6 of 15

I had this problem too and to fix you 
have to make the nesting boxes darker
put a mini tent over it or make them  longer so light can't get inside.

thats all there is to it


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post #7 of 15

You guys are all so...crazy...funny? I feel right at home, even though I only have just one chicken:rolleyes:

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Ah, be patient with me kids...I can't even press the right keys to put on a smilie face.  But here's the deal,
my chicken, Rosie, has sorry to say, live worms in her poop. I quess it's time to visit the vet, gez louise! For just one chicken! Yep, for just one chicken. If you got'em, you gotta take care of 'em. I love that chicken.

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i have 3 roosters and  16 hens and a big coop but for some reason the chickens are eating their eggs i could get about 12eggs a day in july then here it is aug. and i could get 6 maybe less and they might eat half of them they have food and water why could are these chickens eating their eggs i want them for breakfast. can anyone help me please.


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You guys are all so...crazy...funny? I feel right at home, even though I only have just one chicken:rolleyes:


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