Caught my hen eating a fresh laid egg.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicamama, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. chicamama

    chicamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure if it was her's? The free roam during the day and this egg was just laid prior to lock down. This egg was JUST laid.
    I did a search and it sounds a bit grim to have an egg eating hen.

    Hmmmm....thoughts?
     
  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I think it is just a matter of collecting the eggs before this hen sees it? Not really sure what to do. I have accidentally dropped an egg, more than once, and the hens will run to it but I quickly stomp on it to try to disguise it?? Not sure they don't see what I am doing anyway. sorry I couldn't be of help to you.
     
  3. silverwing0904

    silverwing0904 Out Of The Brooder

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    Your chickens need more calcium, if chickens need more calcium they will eat their own eggs!
     
  4. Fenderville

    Fenderville Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Even if they don't need calcium they can be egg eaters.. If they get a taste it is hard to break the habit..
     

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