Dominance and egg eating?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wildrootsmama, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. wildrootsmama

    wildrootsmama New Egg

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    One of my hens has turned into a nest stalking egg eater. She only eats other hens eggs! I have her and her sidekick who has also been stalking and tagging along, isolated right now. I've tried decoy eggs and
     
  2. wildrootsmama

    wildrootsmama New Egg

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    ***sorry hit submit to soon!***


    One of my hens has turned into a nest stalking egg eater. She only eats other hens eggs! I have her and her sidekick who has also been stalking and tagging along, isolated right now. I've tried decoy eggs and plan to hang nesting box curtains, but unfortunately a lot of my hena lay on the ground. I'm wondering if this is a dominance or pecking order conduct because she only eats other hens eggs. I put her and her sidekick in isolation and each of them laid an egg but they wouldn't eat their own!
     

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