eating eggs in nest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by grandmaLove chi, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. grandmaLove chi

    grandmaLove chi Hatching

    Aug 21, 2013
    Will a chicken make a hole and eat the inside of the egg and leave the shell? i always see them eat the shell if a egg get broken. Thinking I have some kind of intruder in my hen house.
    grandmaLover chi
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    When my hens break an egg they eat it all fighting for the eggshell too.[​IMG] It seems that you do have intruders .
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2013
  3. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    Jays, opossums, raccoons, dogs, and skunks will leave empty shells near the nest.
  4. lauranickerson

    lauranickerson Songster

    Apr 17, 2013
    Kingsley, MI
    When I was a kid, we had a bad problem with the hens eating the eggs. More or less, they would lay the egg, then turn around and break it open. They'd 'drink' the egg, then eat the shell, with almost no evidence left over. I've heard it's a very hard habit to break, but there's threads on here I think that explain how to cure it.

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