Egg Eaters....do mustard filled eggs work?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AimsChickies, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well...i definitly have some egg eaters [​IMG]. I don't understand what brought it on, they get oyster shell, plenty of grass feed and water, they have plenty of space and ample nest boxes. SO....i prepared a batch of mustard eggs tonight (blew egg shells, filled with mustard using a syringe and capped holes using unscented candle wax). has anyone ever had this work? I am also going to build some roll away nest boxes this week.
     
  2. newduckie

    newduckie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    don't know. will be interested to hear the replies. Never know when I will need to know
     
  3. GrannySue

    GrannySue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nothing worked with my Hannah. She went to a woman who takes in unwanted chickens. Seriously.
    I was tired of isolating her all morning while waiting for the layers to lay.
     
  4. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did not work at all with my pullets. They simply ate the shell around the hot mustard. So I do not recommend this, I also do not recommend the soap filled eggs. I read somewhere why it is bad for them, but cannot remember why. Here are the things that helped with my egg-eaters--I upped their protein, giving them a higher protein content feed. I made sure that their oyster shell never ran dry so that the shells were good and hard. I checked on them several times a day and collected eggs. I put a good thick layer of straw in the nest so that eggs were padded. I gave them lots of things to do and scratch around for. I did put a dark cloth over the nestbox, not sure if that helped. This stopped my young pullets from egg eating. An older hen may be a bit more set in her ways, but try every avenue before you off her.
     

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