egg eating

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by little red barn, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. little red barn

    little red barn New Egg

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    would a rooster eat the chicken eggs? we have an outdoor entrance to the egg laying area and when I lifted the lid this morning the rooster was in one of the boxes with the hen and I left for several hours and when I came back there was an egg broken and even the shell eaten???? any ideas about this.
     
  2. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The short answer is yes. Just as a chicken will eat an egg. They have to aquire the taste for them. That sometimes happen when a shell breaks and they learn how good they taste. Note: I'm not speaking about scrambling and egg and feeding an unrecognizable food item to them. I'm talking about whole eggs...

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