egg eating chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by theona, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. theona

    theona Out Of The Brooder

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    we have a checken that sits in the coop waiting for a chicken to lay a egg when a chicken does she will eat it right away what shoud i do?
     
  2. Galaxiedriver

    Galaxiedriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would eat the egg eating chicken.
     
  3. OpheliaChick

    OpheliaChick Out Of The Brooder

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  4. highcountrychickens

    highcountrychickens Head Rooster Jouster

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    feed more protein... add soy protein to their diet, or hard boiled eggs, or leftover fish, or something. That fixed a rampant problem I had with it.
     
  5. waterpossum

    waterpossum Out Of The Brooder

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    i agree....eat the egg eating chicken...hmmm wonder if she will taste like egg or taste like chicken?
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I have found that you can try more protien but that is very nominal and the chickens memory is ingrained to eat the eggs. best advice is to cull the chicken, do not rehome the problem, so it is soup time for one hen.

    AL
     
  7. flymamma

    flymamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try a roll away nest box .. That is in the works at my house .. untill then I would at least seperate the egg eater from the flock .Just so she can not eat them .
     
  8. highcountrychickens

    highcountrychickens Head Rooster Jouster

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    Quote:That is GREAT advice! That was our next step after the protein - Opa has a great design for a roll away nest box

    which DID work for us ... 100% ... three months after adding protein, not one more egg eaten by hens... no culling necessary

    maybe it's because they knew the coyote at the door wanted extra protein too... who knows?
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2009
  9. theona

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    does anyone know how to make a roll away chicken coop?
     
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  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Once a hen starts eating eggs, she will not stop, unless of course you eat her. (or rehome her)
     

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