Egg eating

Rhode Island Red Breeder

In the Brooder
11 Years
Aug 1, 2008
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My chickens have been eating there eggs. Yeasterday i clipped their beaks. I feed them oyster shells regularly. I went down to check on them today and saw them eating a egg. Some body told me it was because they were bored. Is this true? If it is what can i do? If it isn't what is it?
Thanks
 
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tcbfan5

Songster
11 Years
Oct 19, 2008
119
0
109
Kansas
i have not had this problem, but; ya might feed them more often & i've heard, put golf balls in the nest boxes & hopefully they will stop eating eggs...
 

92caddy

Egg Lover
12 Years
May 18, 2007
1,571
19
171
Portland, IN
It can be a number of reasons. Being bored and lack of oyster shells will cause it. I also use golf balls in my nest, sometimes it works sometimes it dont. I find letting my girls out a little in the evening is a big help also. They get to run around and peck and scartch around and get some exercise. Good luck.
 

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