egg eating hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by choopes, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. choopes

    choopes Out Of The Brooder

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    I caught on of my black hens eating eggs out of the nest! She also has a big red spot on her butt (where she poops). Is she sick? May be I need to seperate her for awhile. What should I do?
     
  2. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For egg eating try the mustard egg! blow out an egg and fill it with mustard, the chicken will bite into it and get a mouth full of mustard [​IMG] I don't know about the red spot sorry.
     
  3. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can try putting golf balls in the nests and at the same time removing eggs as soon as possible. Egg eating is a nasty habit that will continue and she will teach others the same thing.
    As for a red area...do you have a picture?
     

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