Broken eggs shells in neat

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ange, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. ange

    ange Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Almost everyday, I find in the nesting box, a egg that has been broken, so you think one of my hens are eating it, or broke it, sitting, etc. what, is hen is eating it, what do I do?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Again I'll ask what are you feeding them? They are probably craving more protein in their diet. I would switch to some higher, an all flock or non medicated grower, 18-20%. Also try not to feed too many extra stuff which cuts down the protein in a ration. I would also add some fake eggs, sometimes pecking them and not breaking them can deter future pecking. Always provide a bowl of oyster shells on the side free choice.
     

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