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HELP!! hens eating eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by skippy867, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. skippy867

    skippy867 Hatching

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    when i go into the coop to collect my eggs i will find at least one egg that the chickens started to eat. i am giving them oyster shells and can only collect the eggs in the early afternoon when i return from work. I have no idea which one is eating the eggs, any suggestions?
     

  2. oesdog

    oesdog Songster

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    Some folk put a dummy egg in the nest full of mustard and potato! Its not nice and discourages them from eating the eggs again!

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    Last edited: Sep 8, 2010
  3. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    You can do a search on "egg eaters". There are a lot of suggestions on how to get them to stop. I have read that it is not easy to get them to stop once they start. There are also roll away nest boxes. You can do a search on that as well. It will keep the eggs safe until you can collect them. Good luck!
     
  4. TGreenhut

    TGreenhut Chirping

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    I'm glad I found this post because I am experiencing the same problem and I'm seeking help too.
     
  5. WhetzelMomma

    WhetzelMomma Songster

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    I recently had this problem!! I got some great answers HERE. I've made some perches in front of the nesting boxes, and added golf balls to the nests, and it's working so far! Do you have a neighbor that would be willing to come pull eggs during the day for a while?
     
  6. skippy867

    skippy867 Hatching

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    no i dont. we work at the same place
     

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