Chickens are eating my goose eggs!!!

noahsgeese

Border Collie
10 Years
Nov 30, 2009
927
2
129
Virginia
Does anyone know why this is happening??? About everyday than the chickens all run over and eat the goose egg that my goose just laid that day!!

Thanks!

noahsgeese
 

goosedragon

Songster
10 Years
Mar 28, 2009
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22
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Central NC
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Egg eating is often a problem with chickens, and it is often hard to break the habit. Frankly back on the farm we would isolate suspects, set an egg down and the ones that ate it got sent to freezer camp:(
 

CoopCrazy

Brooder Boss
10 Years
Mar 3, 2009
5,121
13
251
Columbus,IN
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Egg eating is often a problem with chickens, and it is often hard to break the habit. Frankly back on the farm we would isolate suspects, set an egg down and the ones that ate it got sent to freezer camp:(

I tried that with mine but they never would "take the bait" while i was watching.. After starting giving them the scrambled eggs they stopped.. But like people every chicken is different...
 

noahsgeese

Border Collie
10 Years
Nov 30, 2009
927
2
129
Virginia
Quote:
Egg eating is often a problem with chickens, and it is often hard to break the habit. Frankly back on the farm we would isolate suspects, set an egg down and the ones that ate it got sent to freezer camp:(

I like your idea but I can not send my chickens to freezer camp because they are all pets!!!
 

PortugalBreeder

Songster
9 Years
Oct 9, 2010
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Quote:
Egg eating is often a problem with chickens, and it is often hard to break the habit. Frankly back on the farm we would isolate suspects, set an egg down and the ones that ate it got sent to freezer camp:(

I like your idea but I can not send my chickens to freezer camp because they are all pets!!!

Yes you still can.
 

sourland

Broody Magician
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
May 3, 2009
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Those are some pretty tough chickens if they can crack the shell of a goose egg!
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Lund Poultry

Songster
9 Years
Apr 2, 2010
210
4
111
Brooklyn, WI
I can't believe they can bust a goose egg! I put goose eggs in my pens when I have a egg eater then trim ALL of there beaks back as far as I can without bleeding and let them hammer on the goose egg for a week or so. They usually stop. I have found it is not so much they are lacking, but if a egg is plopped out and doesn't harden or breaks etc. they eat it and then can't help themselves. You know how it is you go to get 2 chickens and come home with 10+
 

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