Eggshell in poo

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

  1. shelbyschooks

    shelbyschooks Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Moderator Staff Member

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    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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