egg eater....

LogCabinChicks

Songster
5 Years
May 3, 2014
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So, all along we've been getting 10-12 eggs per day from 21 hens. A few of them are 2 years old and moulting. The hens are from two separate flocks, one flock is 10 young laying, the other is 21 2 year old laying. We had a few scuffles and I think thats part of the reason the two hens that are moulting are going through a very hard moult. Well, yesteray, I came home from work, visited them in the run, then went in the coop to collect the eggs. There was 2.
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I though oh, my...more stressed chickens than I thought! Then i noticed one egg had a quite a bit of dried yolk when I was washing them.
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So, 21 hens, someone is eating the eggs. But I work from 6 am to 4 pm and my husband is a corrections officer (530-330) -- so how do we figure out who is eating them?? He happens to be off today and I asked him to check on the chickens every couple hours, he went out there just now and there was 6 brown and 4 white. So--production is normal. How in the world do I figure out who is eating the eggs?
 

iwiw60

Crowing
5 Years
Jan 27, 2014
5,291
660
336
Central Oregon
Short of putting a webcam in there so you can find out, I don't suspect one of your hens...yet. I think you have a predator getting in and eating the eggs. Weasels, minks, snakes.....just thinking.
 

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