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egg eaters

Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by greyhouse, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. greyhouse

    greyhouse New Egg

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    We have at least two chickens that are eating eggs, if we could catch them we would butcher them. But so far we have not caught them in the act of eating the egg. What should we do. Some one stated feeding them milk for a few days I would try anything.
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Guess you will just have to keep an eye out - maybe on a weekend when someone is home?
     
  3. Jchicken311

    Jchicken311 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read to get an egg put a whole on the top and a whole on the bottom, blow the yolk out fill it with mustard and put it in your nest box.
    Hope this helps!
     
  4. coopdevil86

    coopdevil86 Out Of The Brooder

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    What would mustard do to help in this situation? Just curious
     
  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    I can only imagine that the taste is so rank, they think better of it in the future (especially if its English mustard - brings tears to your eyes!)
     
  6. jckrasch

    jckrasch Out Of The Brooder

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    Mustard or dish soap did not work for me. They actually like the taste of mustard. I found that also encourages them to eat eggs. Golf balls may work. Roll away nesting box has been the most successful. But egg eating can still happen if they lay in the coop (in my case).
     
  7. william1945

    william1945 Out Of The Brooder

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    had egg eater before i put a little vinegar in their water.seem to work
     
  8. Emu1952

    Emu1952 New Egg

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    How much vinegar
     
  9. william1945

    william1945 Out Of The Brooder

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    a cap full in a gallon of water
     
  10. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What if you blew and egg and put a heavy dose of food colored water in it?

    You might catch the culprit with the stained beak.
     

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