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Chickens eating the eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Doyler, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Doyler

    Doyler New Egg

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    Hi ... I'm a new member & love my chickens but they have begun to eat some of the eggs... How can I stop this habit. Thanks
     
  2. unionhillchix

    unionhillchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. You could also try typing "egg eating" in the search box - it will bring up past threads on the issue and how to overcome it.

    CT
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Egg eating is a bad habit to break and other chickens seeing it will do the same. You might want to investigate "roll away nestboxes," that are made so the egg rolls away and the hen doesn't see it. You also need to be vigilant about gathering eggs as soon as they are laid -
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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