broken egg in the box??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BIG-BIRD, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. BIG-BIRD

    BIG-BIRD In the Brooder

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    Hi again,

    I went down to the birds this morning and seen that there was 6 eggs in some of the nesting boxes, I had to a bunch of chores first I went and did them and came back 15 minutes later, when I was gathering the eggs I seen one in a nest box that was broken, I quickly took it out and and the straw and wiped it down, then got a bar of soap and wiped down the inside of the box, then I got a cloth and wiped the whole inside of the box with straw and then cleaned it all out, then put new straw in. should I be worried that I got a egg eater.
     
  2. Firefly

    Firefly Songster

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    I wouldn't worry yet-- it could just be that it got trampled on...
     
  3. SandraChick

    SandraChick Songster

    Are your eggshells weak?

    If they're not very hard, make sure your hens have access to oystershell free-choice (even if you're feeding them layer feed).

    If you're worried about potential egg eaters, add a golfball to your nest box. A couple pecks on a golfball and they get their little brains rattled and decide not to do it anymore!

    Sandra
     

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