can you stp a chook from eating her eggs--help desperately needed!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by silky_3699, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2011
    My Own Realm!!!
    i have 2 silkie hens and a silkie roo. i put a nesting box in thier pen but they don't lay in it. just on the ground. they have seen the other hens lay in it and i have put eggs in it but they don't lay in the nesting box. and then they go and peck thier eggs. its very annoying because i need those eggs for breeding! i can never get to the eggs quick enough. i really need help. i need some silkie chicks to help with my breeding but i can't do that if i don't have any eggs to use!
  2. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

    Aug 4, 2011
    poke a small hole in the eggs before she eats it and drain the egg then fill the egg with vinagar. do it for about a week after tasting that a few times she wont want to eat eggs any more!
  3. humpbacks1962

    humpbacks1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2007
    Middletown, CT
    Mine would eat the shell after the vinegar drained...
    I just had to pick the eggs really quick
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Roll away laying boxes.
  5. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 19, 2008
    central virginia
    you can try the vinegar or hot sauce in the egg shell. you can try golf balls in the nesting box. free ranging will usually stop this behavior but if it doesn't , you must cull immediately before all the chickens learn how to eat eggs.
  6. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Have you had any luck?
  7. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 10, 2010
    If they tend to lay at a certain time, like early morning, could you confine them to a rollaway nest box until they lay their egg and then let them out to free-range?
    I don't have chickens yet, so I don't know if this would work or not.[​IMG]
  8. Chickangel79

    Chickangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    United Kingdom Suffolk
    I filled mine with mustard and chilli powder. Worked well
  9. billfields

    billfields Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2009
    East Tennessee
    Not sure hot sauce is going to work---chickens (and all birds I believe) can't taste capsaicin, the chemical that makes hot peppers hot.

    But dogs sure can [​IMG]---works great to keep dogs from chewing things!

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