Eggshell in poo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shelbyschooks, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. shelbyschooks

    shelbyschooks Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 8, 2014
    Sorry this is a bit of a strange topic but my two chooks are about to start laying and I've found eggshell in their poo. I don't go rummaging through there poo but its obvious just by looking. Is this normal? thanks.
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I'd say they have already started laying, or at least one has, and the egg has gotten broken somehow. Any chicken will eat a broken egg. Fortunately, that's not the same thing as an "egg eater," a chicken who breaks eggs open on purpose in order to eat them.

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