HELP!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KyleD., Feb 8, 2009.

  1. KyleD.

    KyleD. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i crunched up the egg shells from breakfast this morning in my laying crumble for my girls, two of them had already layed and i collected the eggs, the other layed and all 3 immediately ate it.....what should i do?
     
  2. Poorfarmer

    Poorfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Did they eat their eggs? if they ate their eggs feed more oyster shells or put in some golf balls to occupy them some.
     
  3. KyleD.

    KyleD. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the first two didnt. they half way ate the crunched up eggs. the last hen to lay ate her egg. i collected the first two eggs as i was feeding.
     
  4. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    naughty birds!!! i have no idea what to do!
     
  5. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Move the nest up higher so it isn't so assaable for the hens to see the eggs. Also make it as dark as possible. It is a hard habit to break.
     
  6. KyleD.

    KyleD. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay thanks! i'll try that!
     
  7. Momo

    Momo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if "peepers" would help stop an egg eater ...
     
  8. KyleD.

    KyleD. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    peepers?
     
  9. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    take the last hen out before she teaches the other 2 bad habits.
     
  10. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    I don't think there's a relation between crushed shells and egg eating.
     

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