Egg pecking?

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

  1. Rocket Raley

    Rocket Raley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

    -Frank
     

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