egg eating silkie

angel wings

Hatching
7 Years
Nov 19, 2012
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Hello, I have been raising chickens on my property for 2 years and recently I caught my little silkie eating a rubbery looking egg that either she or maybe one of the other hens laid on the floor of the coop. She ate it before I could take it from her..YUK! Is this ok? The egg looked disgusting like slimy rubber with some egg white attached. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

Thank you
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Suzie

Crowing
12 Years
Jul 9, 2009
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Sounds like she was eating a soft shelled egg - try adding oyster shell or having lots of grit available for your chickens - it will not harm her but keep a watchful eye on her to make sure she doesn't get into the habit of egg eating - take the eggs as regulary as possible from nesting boxes and you can substitute with a golf ball or something hard in the nesting boxes - she will think twice about pecking at them again!

Good luck

Suzie
 

angel wings

Hatching
7 Years
Nov 19, 2012
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thanks so much for the good advice. I'm going to try that golf ball trick. my little silkie, Tichiba is so sneaky. I think she knows shes being bad when she eats eggs!
 

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