chickens eating eggs

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

  1. shaley1

    shaley1 New Egg

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    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 Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    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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