Eating eggs Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Evilkitty162, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Evilkitty162

    Evilkitty162 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 21, 2009
    Myakka City
    My hens keep on eating their eggs! What do I do?
  2. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    Fort Worth
    How many do you have? I hate to say it but from what I hear once this problem shows up it's not going away untill the hens doing it are gone. (unless these are soft eggs) They will continue eating them.

    Maybe you can build a tilted nesting box so the eggs roll out of reach? Thats the only suggestion other than starting over again with new birds :S
  3. Evilkitty162

    Evilkitty162 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 21, 2009
    Myakka City
    13-15 hens I'm not sure but I think 2-3 are breaking the eggs and then they all eat them. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2010
  4. srodems

    srodems Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    Ben Lomond, CA
    Are you sure it is the chickens. We thought our chickens were eating their eggs, and it turns out when the girls would exit the coop and sing about their efforts, the blue jays were flying in and eating the eggs. Now, when they sing and we are home we go in and collect the eggs immediately.....just a thought.
  5. countrychics

    countrychics Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2010
    south boston virginia
    [​IMG] hens will often eat their eggs when they lack in calcium..thus getting it back from eating their egg shells...get some of the shell from say a tractor supply, of farm feed store, like oyster shell and add to the diet immediately.. also, putting golf balls, or those fake eggs will hepl detour them as well..a few pecks to the hard object and they give up.... and when you cook your eggs...bake the shell in the oven.. just a few mins really, and crumble it..the dont have the fresh taste or original shape, but get their fufilment...and that completely stopped my hens once from eating every single...egg...goodluck!dana
  6. missychicky

    missychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2009
    Milwuakie. OR
    what realy helped me was to put the nesting boxes off the ground. There are no half eaten shells in my coop thanks that. I took a recycle bin and put the box on top of it, that should work:)

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