Egg pecking?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rocket Raley, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Rocket Raley

    Rocket Raley Songster

    Jul 6, 2007
    My toddlers are just getting into egg laying.
    Today I got 4 eggs for the first time out of 14 girls.
    But this is the second time I have found an egg that has been pecked.
    (Hole in the end)
    I kept oyster shells available at all times. What is going on?

    I watched some weird thing the other day, which may have something to do with it. A buff was in the box, trying to get comfortable. Well, a banty rooster got in the adjoining box and started the night song. @ 2 pm. He put his head around the box and stared at her while he sang. She kept walking in circles, picking up grass for a nest. But finally she got ticked off and left.
  2. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    If they keep pecking at eggs throw a couple of golf balls in the nests. they peck those a couple of times and they'll get the hint. [​IMG]
  3. FrankBlissett

    FrankBlissett Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    It'll happen occassionally. We've got 50 laying hens, and once or twice a week we get one that's been pecked. Not much to do about it unless they actually start eating them.


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