HELP!!! Will chickens eat a Goose egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Truffle, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Truffle

    Truffle Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Can someone tell me if chickens will eat a goose egg left in an exposed nest? I can't find a trace of anything. Not even a piece of shell! Either the chickens ate it shell and all or she moved it! I haven't a clue!!!! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Oregon
    Do your chickens eat their own eggs?
     
  3. ForgePondFarm

    ForgePondFarm Out Of The Brooder

    I have had experiences in the past where once a chicken had a taste of egg they immediately went after all other within reach. I built a laying box with a slanted floor. When the chicken stood up the egg rolled into a covered hopper the chickens could not get into. I really do not think it matters what kind of egg it is. I believe an egg hungry chicken would eat an ostrich egg if they could crack it.
     
  4. JScatt69

    JScatt69 Out Of The Brooder

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    Last week I slipped 3 pheasant eggs into the clutch of 9 eggs one of my hens was setting on, next day all three of the pheasant eggs were gone
     

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