EGG Eater!!! HELP

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LuLuchickens, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. LuLuchickens

    LuLuchickens New Egg

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    I have an EGG Eater! I only have 4 buff orptington and I don't want to Cull her. Ideas please on how to STOP it!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Egg eating is usually from three things, protein deficiency, calcium deficiency, or boredom. Make sure you are feeding enough protein, if feeding layer any extras will dilute the total protein down, it's best to feed an all flock with a 18-20% protein. Always have a separate bowl of oyster shells available for extra calcium, and make sure your hens have as large an area as possible and things to do all day so they aren't looking at the eggs.

    Also make sure your nest are well bedded, as any cracked eggs will be eaten.
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2016
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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