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eating the eggs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 1sttimer, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. 1sttimer

    1sttimer Songster

    Feb 15, 2010
    ok so i have a RIR and she is sitting on a nest, but she leaves it periodically, like she cant decide if she wants to go broody or not. anyway, so when she leaves, a few other hens will lay eggs in her nest. so when she comes back, she pecks at the eggs and eats them, she only eats about 2 or 3 then goes back to sitting on them. what do i do?!

  2. duckinnut

    duckinnut Songster

    Jul 18, 2010
    Marshfield, Ma.
    I would isolate her if you can. Sounds like she has a bad case of yummy egg fever. Keep an eye in her to see if she lays her own and then eats it. You might have to cull her.

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