EGG EATING LAB

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by newchicks, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. newchicks

    newchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We only have 2 chickens, so our few eggs are a treasure. As of last week I was only getting one egg a day, thinking the daylight change or whatever had caused one girl to stop laying for a while or she had found a new place to lay her eggs. I looked and looked and couldn't find her new nest. Well this A.M. my dh said that there was an egg in the nest and that Jill our black lab was trying to get it. Ah ha the light goes on in my head and I know she loves eggs, because I often share a bite of egg with her for breakfast. A dog will do that right? She's always been a really really good girl...till now! Guess I'll have to keep a better eye on the nest, I can't blame her, the eggs are DELICIOUS.[​IMG]
     
  2. bkbuz1987

    bkbuz1987 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a similar story... My father grabbed an egg out of my coop and then became preoccupied with the rooster. So he put the egg on a plate that he also had with him and set them both down on the ground. He noticed the egg was gone and assumed either myself or my Mom had picked it up. I even thought my Mom took it in the house. But no, I saw my 12 year old cocker/lab with the egg in her lips sitting by the back door. She was so gentle with it, I told her to drop it and she did right into my hand. Now she wants to carry them in all the time but I just know I won't be so lucky next time [​IMG]
     
  3. schmije

    schmije Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have the same problem. Several weeks ago I picked up two eggs from our coop. On my way inside I set them on the picnic table while I ran to do something else. When I returned a couple of minutes later the eggs were gone. I wasn't sure who (dogs, cats or chickens) stole the eggs. A couple of days later my DH set an egg carton with eight eggs on the same picnic table. A few minutes later I found our chocolate lab licking an empty (and slightly chewed) egg carton. We're very careful of where we set eggs now.
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Better an egg eating lab than a chicken eating one. [​IMG] I'm sure if my akita liked eggs more she'd figure it out. For right now those hard crunchy things with too little smell don't look edible until I remove the shell for her. She also prefers them cooked.
     

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