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broken eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by grannyh6, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. grannyh6

    grannyh6 Out Of The Brooder

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    I went to collect my eggs and 2 were broken in the nest. Could a hen have done it. How do I get them to stop
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    I wouldn't worry about it unless it happens repeatedly, hens do accidentally break eggs by stepping on them, there's only a problem if there is intentional breaking and eating of the eggs. Keeping fake eggs in the nest can help deter this, also make sure you hens are getting a good quality food and have oyster shells available.
     
  3. grannyh6

    grannyh6 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am feeding organic feed and give them oster shell all the time
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hopefully it was a one time thing.
     
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  5. grannyh6

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    Good news I haven't had any more broken eggs but a lot of my hens aren't laying is it because I bought other hens and introduce them to him
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    New birds can cause stress which can halt laying, and if your hens are over a year they will quit to molt. Otherwise laying does go up and down due to things like stress, weather, and some just aren't regular layers.
     

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