Advice for egg eating chickens.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by amarook, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. amarook

    amarook Songster

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    My chickens aren't laying yet, but my neighbor offered me advice for when they start.
    He said he had a lot of problems with his chickens eating their eggs.
    He said he has his nest boxes facing the wall so it's dark.
    He puts shavings down in the bottom of the box.
    Then he gets like note book paper, and rolls it up in to tight balls, and
    fills the nest box with them.

    When the hen lays her egg, it sinks down into the balled up notebook paper, and then it's not there for them to see anymore. He said it also keeps the eggs cleaner because if the poop it is absorbed by the paper.

    I just figured I would share the info. Hope it helps someone.
    I know I will keep it in mind. [​IMG]
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    When the hen lays her egg, it sinks down into the balled up notebook paper, and then it's not there for them to see anymore.

    Intriguing idea- I like it. [​IMG]

    Imp- learned a second new thing today
     
  3. redoak

    redoak Songster

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    Sounds like a good idea to me, just crazy enough to work [​IMG]
     

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