Eggeaters

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by seminolewind, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I have an egg eater. Does anyone have one that they have cured, or does anyone just let them keep doing it? Yesterday morning she was actually waiting for an egg. I am really upset about this, she's one of my favorites.
     
  2. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    I too have an egg easter among the 50 rescued battery hens...so any advice welcomed!
     
  3. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Quote:Doh...mean egg eater!
     
  4. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Best advice is to rid your flock of this bird. Some people will say try feeding different things to enhance their diet and they might stop eating eggs. I don't feel that this works at all. When they have learned to eat eggs....IMO, they will always eat eggs. I can't stand feather pickers and egg eaters!!! Better to get them away from all of the other chickens in your flock than to allow them to teach the other chickens to eat eggs. Best of luck with your decision. [​IMG]
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have to agree with removing the hen from the flock.
     
  6. bkbuz1987

    bkbuz1987 Out Of The Brooder

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    Our first egg was eaten by the younger birds so I put a golf ball in each nesting box. It's worked for me so far.
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I just went out to check and there were 2 eggs that had dried yolk on them. Hubby just brought home golfballs and I put them out there. Hope it helps.
     

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