Help with egg eater!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BuzzinBee, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. BuzzinBee

    BuzzinBee Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 17, 2010
    Hi all.... here's my story:

    Was given 4 bantams (2 hens, 2 roos) last fall. Raised 3 NHreds from chicks also last year. Put the 2 groups together and they have been fine in a good size coop for the winter. Problems is... the reds are beginning to lay eggs (got 3 fine intact eggs.. no cracks), but then yesterday noticed the bantams eating eggs and the same thing happened today. Do egg eaters.... need to be removed from the flock? Can I trim the bantams beaks?? Any solutions to make them stop? Thanks in advance!
  2. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2010
    I would remove the egg eaters from the flock. The others will pick up on the egg eating. It is a hard habit to break, but can be done. I don't think beak trimming will do anything and can be uncomfortable for the bird. Do a search on egg eating and there are a bunch of things you can try. I had an egg eater and was able to break her of the habit.

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