Confidentially, I never loved you anyway...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Zonoma, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Zonoma

    Zonoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had to cull my first hen today. I should've known that any hen that earned the name "Tarkin" (as in the bad guy from Star Wars) would be bad news. I caught her eating eggs. Hopefully, no one else caught on. I stuck extra golf balls in the nest boxes to discourage 'tasting' for a while. Just in case.

    As imperative as it was to cull her, I couldn't do it myself. I had a friend come take her home for dinner. [​IMG]

    Rest in spices, Tarkin.
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    You gotta do what you gotta do. I had some egg eating going on in my flock. It broke my heart when I figured out that the 2 culprits were my favorite old ladies. That didn't earn them a reprieve, though. Egg eating cannot be tolerated.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Zonoma

    Zonoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was fortunate not to be overly attached to this one. It still sucked, though.
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I don't like egg-eaters either.
     
  5. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate it when you can't fix the problem, and egg eating is in most cases is one of those problems.
    I agree you did the right thing, now you can enjoy the flock without worrying about the others.
     

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