Frustrated - need ideas!

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

  1. shanonspeeps

    shanonspeeps In the Brooder

    Jul 29, 2009
    Roll Tide Country
    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!!!


  2. chickenprincess92

    chickenprincess92 Chirping

    Jul 12, 2010
    Have you tried injecting a kind of pepper into an egg? That usualy works. Good luck [​IMG]
  3. americancowboy

    americancowboy In the Brooder

    Jun 7, 2010
    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
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2010

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