1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Chickens Got A Taste Of Their Own Eggs! Help!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickenlovers6, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Chickenlovers6

    Chickenlovers6 Out Of The Brooder

    98
    6
    41
    Nov 3, 2013
    I was bringing in the eggs for the evening and accidentally dropped one. Before I could get it, my chickens we already on it [​IMG]. I was able to get the yolk out, but shells and white were eaten. Will they start eating their own eggs after laying them and/or will something else happen? If so, is there anything I can do to stop it? [​IMG]
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    13,547
    1,683
    348
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I often crack and splat cracked or over dirty eggs and my chickens are on them like piranha, I don't have a problem with egg eating even though mine get to eat eggs all the time, I do make sure it doesn't resemble an egg, nothing round. Eggs in the nestboxes should be safe, those on the ground will usually get eaten. I wouldn't worry about it for now. It can help to keep ceramic eggs in the nest to keep any curious pecking hens from being successful.
     
  3. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,230
    463
    188
    Feb 14, 2014
    Consett Co.Durham. UK
    I have a hen that lays thin shelled eggs and occasionally it accidentally gets broken in the nest presumably when another hen stands on it. The broken egg gets devoured shell and all but the intact eggs are always left, usually caked in egg and bedding stuck like glue to them and of course the nest iitself is gooey and has to be cleaned out. I've never had a problem with them eating any other eggs and I have 29 hens and several roosters. It's been going on for years and it's always just Anna's egg, so I wouldn't worry too much about your mishap.
     
  4. Chickenlovers6

    Chickenlovers6 Out Of The Brooder

    98
    6
    41
    Nov 3, 2013
    Okay thanks guys! i have ceramic eggs in my nest boxes, so yes that may help. Thanks again!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by