egg eating

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by emit, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. emit

    emit Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 3, 2009
    Charleston WV
    how to stop a egg eater? I have looked in the forms but found nothing on how too. What has people done to stop this bad habit? Are their some kind of tricks you do? I think I have a egg eater. [​IMG]
  2. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    search egg eating. lots of threads there about it.
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    I've never had an egg eater so I have no experience with that. I'll repeat some of what I have read on here.

    Some people claim you cannot retrain them and need to cull them. Period. End of story.

    Some people claim success by putting wooden, plastic, or rock eggs in the nest so when she tries to eat it, she has no success and learn otherwise. They gather the eggs as often as possible so she does not have a chance to eat one.

    Some people claim they fill an egg with hot sauce or something very unpleasant to the hen so she gets an unpleasant surprise when she tries to eat it.

    Some people build roll out nests and then don't worry about it.

    That's all I can think of. Good luck!

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