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

    Sep 17, 2012
    Maple Valley, Wa
    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

    Apr 30, 2012
    Jurupa Valley, CA
    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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