chickens eating their eggs.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by red rooster, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. red rooster

    red rooster New Egg

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    The other day I forgot to pickup the eggs in the evening and the next morning they were all broken and some were eaten completely. I was wondering if anyone has had this problem and if so how do i get them to stop.
     
  2. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Common problem. Without running on like a droning recording, here's a good resource:

    http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/poultry/factsheets/33.html

    Egg eating usually begins as a result of accidental breakage. An adequate number of darkened nests, 4" or more of deep litter in the nests and early collecting will go a long way to stopping it.
    Sometimes, roll away nests are an answer if these dont work.
    The final solution if nothing else works is culling the guilty hen(s) - she's the one with egg on her face.
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2008

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