Egg Eaters

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Young Farmer, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Young Farmer

    Young Farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, I went out to the coop this morning and I found one of my NH red hens eating an egg in the nest box. Is there anything I can do to break her of this? Or will I just have to deal with it and gather eggs earlier?
     
  2. mlongworth

    mlongworth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used a plastic easter egg once with pepper in it. Put the pink egg in nest box a few minutes later my new hamp went over and got it I have never had her do it again.
     
  3. Young Farmer

    Young Farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    So just fill a plastic egg with pepper and let her go to town on it?
     

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