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chooks cracking eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NireRN, May 1, 2008.

  1. NireRN

    NireRN New Egg

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    I had a hen last year that would crack the eggs on the nest. She has started again this year. PROBLEM - not sure which one is doing it! I have 4 cochin/silkie hens and a cochin roo. I try to get them quickly, but to no avail. I have grit, food, water and fresh fenced run. Thought she had stopped because another hen was setting. Only have 2 nesting boxes. Other than gathering quickly - what else can I do?

    Thanks
     
  2. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    Possibly free choice calcium is needed? I think some are just natural egg eaters though. Good Luck!
     

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