Am I doomed?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Badhbh, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter was collecting eggs today, and in the process dropped one. The second it hit the coop floor, the girls were all over it. It was gone almost instantly. Should I be worried that they've got a taste for eggs now and will start eating them? [​IMG]
     
  2. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I stepped on a egg in the coop and the girls ate it. I havent had a problem with egg eating that I know of.

    i am still getting atleast 7 eggs a day, and the eggs pretty much sit in the nest all day long with no one bothering them.
     
  3. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure chickens have the brain power to equate the yellow and white mess on the floor with the white round thing laying in the nest. Especially, if the white round thing disappeared into your daughters hands. I believe that a 4 month old human believes an object disappears when they can no longer see it. I would have to guess a 4 month old human is 1000x more intelligent than a chicken (at least with regard to these kinds of abstract things). [​IMG]
     
  4. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, i worry about these things [​IMG]
     
  5. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

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    You could try putting some golf balls in there for a while. If they decide to try and eat one of those, they won't be very tasty.
     
  6. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Quote:I like that plan!
     
  7. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could also try realistic wooden or ceramic eggs. Not tasty at all.
     
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  8. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    We have a hen that has been laying soft shell eggs for weeks. They always get broken, or rather squished, and everyone eats them. But none of my chickens have touched the hard shell eggs (that i know of).
     
  9. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's comforting. I'm collecting frequently and hoping that bird brains dont' remember how tasty that egg was. It was gone in SECONDS. Scary little cannibals.
     
  10. illinichick

    illinichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've worried about the same thing! But mine haven't eaten any from the boxes.
     

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