Egg Eating Cure?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BunnyLover44, Sep 1, 2014.

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  1. BunnyLover44

    BunnyLover44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey,

    So this morning I went to go check for my eggs from yesterday's laying. I found two... BUT they where covered in a light covering of yoke! The nesting area was damp with yoke too. I figured out which chicken it was, but it is my favorite one! [​IMG]What should I do?? Is there a cure for this? Or do I have to give it away?

    Any advice would be great.

    Thanks
    BunnyLover44 [​IMG]
     
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  2. fleedo

    fleedo Out Of The Brooder

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    you could put golf balls in as fack eggs when they try to eat it they will get a nasty shock when they peack at it
     
  3. BunnyLover44

    BunnyLover44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the golf balls have a lasting affect? Because I don't want to have another egg eater later on. I just go these chickens a year ago and they just started to lay.
     
  4. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why don't you wait and see if this is a problem or an isolated incident? Occasionally an egg will break in the nest. You would want them to clean that out and not draw ants in. Unless you saw her break it you can't be sure that she is breaking them to eat them as opposed to taking advantage of a broken egg. I try to collect the eggs each afternoon so they don't lay in the nests also.
     
  5. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought mine were eating them too but some would break from others laying on them. Otherwise put fake eggs around...not sure how long it will last but it's supposed to help. Good luck!
     
  6. fleedo

    fleedo Out Of The Brooder

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    with the golf balls if you just use them as fack eggs forever it will make sure (hopefully) that it does not happen again
     
  7. BunnyLover44

    BunnyLover44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow thanks for all the advice!
    I will wait and see if it was an accident or on purpose. While I wait I will also use the golf ball. I'll keep you all updated on how it goes.

    Thanks so much!

    BunnyLover44
     
  8. BunnyLover44

    BunnyLover44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So its been a couple of weeks and still no sign of egg eating.
    I think your right welasharon, the hen just took advantage of the egg.

    Although there isn't any egg eating problems so far, I have noticed that the hen I suspected is loosing a lot of feathers. I think it might be molting, but am not sure, any advice for molting hens?
     
  9. Nupe

    Nupe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First thing that comes to mind is remove the layer feed. Layer feed has too much calcium for any bird not laying. That includes molting, broodies and roosters. If you don't use layer feed then nevermind, but if you do, switch to a flock feed and offer oystershell to the hens still laying. Their kidneys will thank you.
     
  10. BunnyLover44

    BunnyLover44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So take the Whole flock off the laying feed?
     

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