Egg eater

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by harveyhorses, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. harveyhorses

    harveyhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it is one of my hens,never found a trace of an eaten egg, but I've been getting 3-4 eggs a day steadily for a couple of months, with 5 hens. Will squirrels eat eggs? Maybe a snake? the biggest opening is maybe 2 inches.
    I have three strands of hot wire.
    Any suggestions?
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2011
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Yes, a snake will swallow an egg whole. Also if it's super hot and humid, sometimes their egg production goes down a bit......Stress can make egg production go down as well....For example, a new dog barking alot next door....things like that.
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Actually, with five hens, 3-4 eggs per day isn't bad at all. You may have one or two that just lay every other day......Some chicken breeds don't lay daily.....Some breeds are very poor layers.
     
  4. harveyhorses

    harveyhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is what I wanted to hear! Thanks! I have been getting just slightly more than I did during the winter.
     

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