Egg Eater

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jming, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. Jming

    Jming Hatching

    Jan 13, 2015
    One of my layers has started eating eggs. What can I do to stop this and what might be the cause.
  2. Milkshake

    Milkshake In the Brooder

    Jan 13, 2015
    Narnia, Australia
    Does your layer live with a lot of other chickens? She could be hungry, I had a chicken that wasn't eating enough food because of the others and she started eating her own eggs. You could feed her separately if that may be the case. I heard once that some chickens will eat eggs because they are deprived of something (yeah something like that) and said to put egg yolk in their feed.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC. I recommend giving the hen away, or culling and eating her. Your other hens will observe her behavior and start to do the same thing, then you'll never have eggs.

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