Egg eating

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rhode Island Red Breeder, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Rhode Island Red Breeder

    Rhode Island Red Breeder In the Brooder

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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?
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    Last edited: Mar 6, 2011
  2. tcbfan5

    tcbfan5 Songster

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    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...
     
  3. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

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    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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