Caught Zoe Eating an Egg!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chloezoebob101, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. When i went to check on my chickens, guess who i caught eating up an egg? Zoe!!! my little bantam. eating a big egg, so i know it wasn't hers. i had seen this egg in the box this morning, and i don't believe it was pre- cracked. is she lacking minerals? what can i do to break this habit?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Rollaway nests are probably the best permanent solution, but hopefully you can break her. You could put several fake eggs in each nest and hope she gives up. I think it's mustard that actually dissuades them (blow out an egg and fill with mustard)) but not sure.

    Well, really, I hope she found it broken or cracked, because that doesn't mean she is a real "egg eater."
     
  3. I hope she isn't a real egg eater too! i have been getting eaten eggs a lot lately... so i hope it was pre-cracked! but Neon would have eaten it first..
     

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