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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Orpington queen, May 21, 2018.

  1. Orpington queen

    Orpington queen In the Brooder

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    So, 2 of our chickens have been eating eggs. I have to rush out to the coop every time one of our girls lays an egg, to prevent it from getting eaten, and thats not really working for my schedule. Any advice to stop this?
     
  2. 4 ever Orpington

    4 ever Orpington Mr.& Mrs Orpington Premium Member

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  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Read more Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome! :yesss: We are glad you joined our flock!
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    What exactly do you feed these girls?
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    And..when did they start laying...recently?

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  4. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!! Premium Member

    Roll out nest boxes. They are a nest box at a slight slant, so after the egg is layed it rolls down into an area where the hens can not reach.
     
  5. Orpington queen

    Orpington queen In the Brooder

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    The egg eaters are a Salmon Favorelle and a Buff Orpington, and they're about 6 or 7 months into laying. I feed them high protein feed (They have a picking problem) and a few treats. Hope this helps!
     
  6. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude Premium Member

    Hello @Orpington queen :frow and :welcome
    :woot We are so glad that you've decided to join our flock! :jumpy
    I hope you have a wonderful experience using the BYC website. There is a lot of information available to you here and much to learn.

    I also suggest using roll-out nest boxes. They are effective against egg eaters and keep eggs cleaner. Saves a lot of hassle.

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  7. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Read more Premium Member Project Manager

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    What is the brand name of the feed?
     
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  8. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Read more Premium Member Project Manager

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    Picking problem....how many birds do you have and what is the size of your coop?
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

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    I also recommend roll away egg nest boxes. Eat eating is contagious, if the other hens witness it, they will do the same. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
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