Egg Eating hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ny2317, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. ny2317

    ny2317 New Egg

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    Some of my hens have begun to eat eggs. How can I stop them?
     
  2. PQ

    PQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roll away nest boxes. I had to isolate the 2 LaFleche I have because they eat there eggs. I have tryed everything, have only found plastic roll away nest boxes, I would lovea design for a wood one.
    If anyone has a wood design would you share.... Please [​IMG]
     
  3. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Quote:Opa might be able to help you out with that. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2009
  4. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes this is a diet issue that can be helped with additional protein and oyster shell. Mine were doing this at the end of winter until I upped the protein and added oyster shell directly to their feed. Now I have nice, sturdy shells and the rooster who was causing the problem has given up his egg-breaking ways.

    HTH


    Rusty
     
  5. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might have the same problem... Today I did not get to the Eggs soon enough and one broke and the girls were going crazy eating it!! I am so worried they are going to turn into Egg eaters now!!
     
  6. drumstyx

    drumstyx Out Of The Brooder

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    I had the same problem so I put golf balls and some cheep plastic easter eggs in all the nesting boxes. I find the plastic easter eggs out in the run area occasionally. I also check the boxes a few times a day if possible. So far I haven't had any eaten ones again.
     
  7. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought I had an egg eater, still not sure. I found 2 eggs broke today but there was 1 that still had the yolk and everything. So I'm thinking they were just stepped on and broke. So now I go in every couple hours and move all the eggs to the top nest boxes where they dont lay.
     
  8. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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