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help my chickens are eating their eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vicki98, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. vicki98

    vicki98 New Egg

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    I have 6 ckickens and only one is laying right now. Just found an empty shell. Last week I started giving calcium supplement, they are well fed an watered. How do I keep them from eating the eggs? Vicki
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you sure its the chickens? The reason I ask is because, in my experience, when my chickens have eaten an egg I usually only find some residue from the yolk. When I had a problem with mice, I would find empty shells that had been licked clean. Where do your chickens typically lay? Is it in a place where the eyes could get broken like from high up or on the floor? Maybe your chicken has been laying soft shell eggs and that's why they're eating them? I've heard you can blow out an egg and fill it with mustard to discourage egg eating, but my chooks have never had any issue eating something that had mustard on it. IMO- the only way to know 100%if that the birds can't get to their eggs is to build some roll away nestboxes. If they were mine I would spend some time at the coop when you have a chance to see if you can catch whoever is doing it. Good luck....
     
  3. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
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    try putting and leaving wooden eggs in the box or golfballs.
     

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