Egg Eating Chicken

raccoon

In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 21, 2009
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Cassatt S.C.
I have a RIR hen that has started stealing and eating egg's..
They have a 50 x 100 run ... pleanty of feed water oyster shell
Is there anything I can do to stop her or is it freezer camp time??
All my hens are one year old and laying
I also have three turkey hens with them also laying..
Since I put turkey nest in most of my chickens are using turkey to lay there egg's....
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP
RACCOON
 

fiberart57

Songster
10 Years
May 31, 2009
614
19
164
Colorado
Sometimes you can blow out an egg and put mustard in it; pepper doesn't usually work as chickens have diminished taste for hot. Sometimes you can put a marble egg in there so when she pecks at it, it won't break and may give her a mild headache.

In addition, you should collect the eggs frequently - several times during the day if you can, get 'em up as soon as they hit the nest. If you can't, it would be helpful to find a neighbor or friend who can. Another thing that might work is to give her more protein; like a cooked egg, some meat or fish.

But you may end up wanting to send her to freezer camp, because you don't want any of the other chickens and turkeys to find out how tasty eggs are because the problem may grow.

Good luck, Mary
 

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