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filling an eggshell with mustard

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Robinson farm, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Robinson farm

    Robinson farm New Egg

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    I have an egg eater hen that I am going to try to break using an empty egg shell field with mustard. but I don't have a needle to put the mustard in. does anyone know how to feel an eggshell with mustard without a needle?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You can buy a syringe and needle (I'd suggest 16 or 18 gauge) at a feed store; not very expensive. I suppose you could do it with a straw but you'd have to tape the hole closed, I would think.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Good luck with your egg eater!
     
  4. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let us know how it works out!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would take a thumb tack or what ever you used to punch the hole in the egg before you blew it out, use that to make the hole bigger.

    Buy mustard in a squeeze bottle and just squeeze it into the egg. It doesn't have to be perfect or fancy. You just want them to get a beak full of mustard when they peck through the shell.
     
  6. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I really don't see how that's going to solve anything.
    Chickens aren't smart enough to think the NEXT egg might have it too
     
  7. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    This is how I did it back when I used this method. It did work, but I had to fill more than one. Think I used a dozen. That was a whole different flock. Almost every bird I own now has eaten mustard. They like it. Go figure. I had to resort to plastic, wooden and plaster eggs. They can't break them and I guess they figure "why bother?"

    Hope you get your egg eater broken of her bad habit, soon.
     
  8. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about that! they learn the sound of a treat bag! and they can even learn a few tricks if you have the time to teach them!!!
     
  9. Robinson farm

    Robinson farm New Egg

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    Well I went out and bought a surenge for 33 cents and I tried to fill a shell with mustard but it the needle keept getting cloged. So I used dish soap and it worked much better. Plan on putin them in the chicken coop tomarow. Hope it works.
     
  10. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Good luck!
     

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