Aaaagggghhhh! I have an egg eater!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rose Family, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Rose Family

    Rose Family Out Of The Brooder

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    Found one of my hens eating egg white off the grass this morning and a quick search found the egg shell in my hens favourite corners. What do I do?
     
  2. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a ceramic egg that I will drop on the ground by them. Chickens peck it and I think it hurts there face so they stop pecking eggs.
     
  3. Rose Family

    Rose Family Out Of The Brooder

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    That sounds like a good idea. Where did you buy that?
     
  4. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At our local feed store. It worked for me.
     
  5. Rose Family

    Rose Family Out Of The Brooder

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    Fantastic. I have ordered some online and also going out to buy some shell grit.
     
  6. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let me know how it works out for you please.
     
  7. Rose Family

    Rose Family Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi AK Baha
    My ceramic eggs arrived today. Gosh they look real! In the meantime, we had another broken/eaten egg the day after my original post and we have worked out that is our 9 1/2 week old chicks who are the guilty party! I have put some ceramic eggs in their coop this afternoon so their EGG -ucation has begun!
     
  8. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool, hope it works for you.
     
  9. Here is another way:
    Make a small hole in egg
    Drain out egg yolk
    Fill it with mustard
    Put it in your hen's fav. nest box

    Chickens HATE the taste of mustard and will never eat your eggs again.
    I used to have an egg eater and this worked.
     
  10. bhaugh

    bhaugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had some problems with the chicks I bought at 8 weeks and the one I thought was eating eggs has started laying her own eggs and so far she hasnt eaten them. She would even roll the eggs out of the nest box. Would find eggs in the run after I knew the hen who laid the egg was actually in the nest box. But since she has started laying, the eggs remain in the box untouched. Maybe its a young pullet thing.
     

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