Egg Eater

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by happima, May 29, 2012.

  1. happima

    happima Chirping

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    I've finally identified the egg eater in my flock. My 8 month Australorp who has gotten so efficient that I can't get any uncracked eggs anymore. I think the others are following suit.

    I only hav 3 egg layers right now (and one is isolated due to an illness). I'm not planning on culling, so need a good alternative. I'm thinking of maybe blocking off my nests in the coop and building a separate nest area with roll out boxes. Anyone have experience with roll out nest boxes. Do they work? And any suggestions on building a standalone new nesting area?

    Thanks,
    Jen
     
  2. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Have you tried blowing out an egg and filling it with mustard? It's supposed to help with eat eatting.
     

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