Hello From Cincinnati OH

chickanddoglvr

In the Brooder
9 Years
Oct 7, 2010
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Cincinnati Oh
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!!
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Any comments on which type of long laying chickens and how to get my girls to stop laying there eggs would be gratly appresiated.
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RedRoosterFarm

**LOVE MY SERAMAS**
9 Years
Mar 25, 2010
2,540
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183
Eatonville, Washington
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!
 

GoldenCometLover

Chirping
9 Years
Sep 23, 2010
174
2
91
Freeville, NY
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from central NY

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

Songster
9 Years
Aug 15, 2010
2,429
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168
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,
 

chickanddoglvr

In the Brooder
9 Years
Oct 7, 2010
91
0
39
Cincinnati Oh
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.
 

mgw

Songster
9 Years
May 29, 2010
1,393
11
161
Eastern Wa.
Welcome, from Eastern Wa. Egg eating is a bad habit that's hard to break. Sometimes you have to start over. Sorry
 

Imp

All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle
11 Years
Sep 7, 2008
14,453
181
318
The Emerald City
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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
 

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