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Chicken pecking eggs??

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Hello,

Recently our girls starting laying YAY! (they turned 20 weeks 8/19) we have 6- 2 dominiques, 3 Americaunas, 1- black Australop.

Anyway, I don't think all of them are laying yet we're getting about 2-3 eggs a day. Today there were two eggs, one in two different nesting boxes and there was a chicken in the box with one of them and she was pecking the egg, she pecked a hole in it and I'm not sure but it appeared to be eating it.

I'm not sure if she is the one who layed it or not. is this normal behavior? Should I be concerned about this?

Thanks in advance!

Steve

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maybe this will help: http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=15142

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Thanks, that does help even though it's not encouraging. Sounds like it could be a problem, at least I know which one was doing it.

And come to think of it I don't think it was her own egg she was eating, it was a brown egg and she is an Americauna, her eggs should be green/blue right? I don't think she's even started laying yet as we haven't had and green/blue eggs yet.

I guess I'll try putting some fake eggs in there and see if that helps, and then maybe the Tabasco thing if that doesn't stop her.

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