Broody hen eating eggs! Graphic pix

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shanonspeeps, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. shanonspeeps

    shanonspeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    My broody hen started eating this egg. I caught her red handed with eggshell on her beak. It's the only one she's laying on right now - or was for that matter. Why would she dothat? Any suggestions other than soup??? I've got 4 that are broody right now - three share the same box and the other is by herself (she's the one that ate this one). I started out with one broody one had 6eggs then the other three hens just fell in place. I let those have 3 eggs each. I am now down to 2 eggs in the box of the three hens and had this last on in with the one hen. It didn't bother me at first when the eggs started disappearing but now that they are almost ready to hatch it frustrates me.

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    Last edited: Jul 11, 2010
  2. Coreyboy18

    Coreyboy18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like to know too.

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  3. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    i would not let her in with the other broodies. Once they have that bad habbit, they don't stop!
     

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