Help! Help!! I Have An Egg Eater

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gettinaclue, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. gettinaclue

    gettinaclue Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    Mary, one of my BO hens has been caught eating an egg for the second time. I have seperated her from the rest of the flock for now.

    Is there anyway to stop this behavior? From what I have previously read, there really isn't much to do but cull her, but she's a bit of a pet and I would really like to avoid that if at all possible-especially since I have a 5 yr old who loves the chickens. I would like to spare him this if at all possible. However, I will not allow her to teach the other chickens to eat eggs either.

    Any and all input is welcome.
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

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