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Egg Eating?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mariettas hens, May 21, 2016.

  1. Mariettas hens

    Mariettas hens Just Hatched

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    Hi all, so lately I have been finding broken eggs and I am almost certain that one of my hens is breaking them. This is especially annoying because my broody hen then proceeds to sit in the mess. Any tips on how to stop this behavior?[​IMG]
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Are the shells thin...and thus easily broken?
    Are they totally smashed and eaten....or just a crack or hole or....? Pic might help.
    What and how are you feeding?
    How old are the birds?

    Might want to separate your broody so she can set in peace and cleanliness.
     
  3. Mariettas hens

    Mariettas hens Just Hatched

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    well the problem actually seems to be solved. I put some golf balls in the boxes to kind of trick them into thinking they cant eat eggs and it seems to have worked
     

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