Dropped an egg in the coop today.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by links_56, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. links_56

    links_56 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 2, 2008
    Mercer County, IL
    As I was exiting my coop I had an egg in one hand and a water bucket in the other and of course i had a few hens trying to escape out into the cold. In my efforts to stop them I dropped the egg and all the chickens rushed over and started eating it before I could do anything. Now I'm worried that they will start to eat there own eggs. What do you guys/gals think? Should I be worried? Thanks, Justin.
  2. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    I wouldn't. I dropped one the other day and my chickens did the same thing. They move a lot faster than me LOL I haven't had any issues and all eggs are still intact in the nests.
  3. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    No it won't turn them into egg eaters. I've dropped more than my share and while they rush to eat any egg that oozes they have not eaten intact eggs out of the nest.

    Julie [​IMG]
  4. 4boysmom

    4boysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2007
    Same experience here - no problems with them eating intact eggs.
  5. links_56

    links_56 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 2, 2008
    Mercer County, IL
    Wow. Good. I was Worried too. I feel better now. Thanks, Justin.
  6. ScrambledAcresFarm

    ScrambledAcresFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2008
    Caulfield, Missouri
    I couldn't get my eggs this morning!
  7. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Holy cow. What an awesome pic.
  8. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    Quote:[​IMG] wow
  9. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    They won't eat them, but they will trip you!

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