chickens eating eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shaley1, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. shaley1

    shaley1 Hatching

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gray, Maine
    hello all..very new to the chicken world....just got three mature laying hens to start. the first few days i had no eggs, normal from what i read, then i started getting one egg a day for the last few days. However the chickens are eating the eggs!!! is this normal?? how can i stop this??? any help would be great...i always check the coop first thing in the morning...
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    You can try giving them more protein and a bigger diet. Collect your eggs several times a day. Sadly, most egg eaters can't be broken of the habit.

    If you really want the eggs you may have to cull these hens and raise others. I would not pass an egg eater off to another person. I would cull.

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