Frustrated - need ideas!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shanonspeeps, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. shanonspeeps

    shanonspeeps In the Brooder

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    I have someone that is still eating eggs! I can't determine which one it is! The remaining two eggs that were ready to hatch have now been eaten and the babies are DEAD! Can I insert some type of dye in some eggs and see if that would identify who's eating them? I thought that I had weeded out the egg eaters but I obviously haven't. Are there certain breeds that are more prone to eating eggs or just is it a habit that some of them develop? I've had golf balls in their nests since they started laying but that has not deterred anyone!!!

    Shanon
     

  2. chickenprincess92

    chickenprincess92 Chirping

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    Have you tried injecting a kind of pepper into an egg? That usualy works. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  3. americancowboy

    americancowboy In the Brooder

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    you could try getting one of the eggs that have already been broken into and cut up a very very hot jalapeno and put it inside the egg then put the egg back in the nest box
     
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