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eggs with holes

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickychucky, May 27, 2016.

  1. chickychucky

    chickychucky Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, lately I have found eggs with holes inside the coop, They keep appearing and it is very annoying because whatever is making them is not eating much of the yolk inside, just making a hole in the side of the egg. I don't think it's a hen because they eat all the yolk. However, sometimes when I put them in the hut in the day whilst I fix holes in the fence they move around a lot and an egg might get smashed. This doesn't happen often so it isn't a problem. Rooks, squirrels and magpies have eaten food around the hut so it may be one of them. Once, a hen laid some eggs elsewhere and when I found them, one of them had the same kind of hole in it. This is when the holes started appearing, so either it is that hen or whatever is cracking the eggs had a taste and decided it would eat eggs from now on. I can't really close the hut because it rains a lot and all the hens lay at different times in the day.[​IMG]
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    That's not good. I would recommend looking through our learning center: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    This may help you identify who's ruining your eggs. There are articles egg-eating chickens, predators, pests, and much more!

    Hope you enjoy the site!
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already from BantamF4life so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2016
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Other hens will follow suit if they notice her eating eggs - sometimes roll away nest boxes can discourage them. You can put "roll away nest boxes," in the search box and info should pop up.
     

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