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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickanddoglvr, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. chickanddoglvr

    chickanddoglvr In the Brooder

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    Hi i am Nick from Cincinnati OH as of right now i have 4 golden comet chickens, 1 dog (Cass), 1 cat (Cosmo), and 2 horses Chan and Jack. I started with 16 chickens in 2008 and now have 4 chickens. I am hopeing to get some more only 7 this comming spring. I liked the golden comets but i want to try some different breeds. Possibly Austroorp, Deleware, and Suxsex. Right now only have one problem with my chickens right now is that they are eating there eggs!![​IMG][​IMG] Any comments on which type of long laying chickens and how to get my girls to stop laying there eggs would be gratly appresiated.
    Thanks
     

  2. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    Hi from Washington State! Egg eaters are not good. Once they tast it it is hard to break them. I have tried golf balls, rocks and wood eggs and have ended up getting rid of the birds. I have Austos and sussex and love them all. Good luck!
     
  3. GoldenCometLover

    GoldenCometLover Chirping

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    [​IMG] from central NY

    I must say I am partial to Golden Comets myself [​IMG] ....not sure how to stop them from eating their own [​IMG] ...maybe they are hungry and are hinting at you to scramble some up for them.... [​IMG]
     
  4. Inkheart

    Inkheart Songster

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    Welcome Nick!
    I have Delawares and have a huge interest in Sussex as well! I think that some hens are just more prone to being egg eaters as not to be gross abut as some dogs are more prone to eat their own poop. I know that i had an issue but when i routinely collect my eggs twice a day this doenst happen - they dont get a chance to do it i guess,
     
  5. chickanddoglvr

    chickanddoglvr In the Brooder

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    They are outside all day so they have plenty of food and water. I haved put lots of stuff inside the egg to try to have them stop eatting but i still cant understand why they keep doing it.
     
  6. mgw

    mgw Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Welcome, from Eastern Wa. Egg eating is a bad habit that's hard to break. Sometimes you have to start over. Sorry
     
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Another welcome from Washington

    Try keeping the nests dark. I broke mine of egg eating by frequently collecting the eggs, and rearranging the coop, to shake things up. You could always get or make roll-away nests.

    Good luck

    Imp
     

  8. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Welcome from Oregon!
     

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