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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ilovechick, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. ilovechick

    ilovechick New Egg

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    my chickens are eating thier eggs , they have enough food and water ..

    what can cause them to eat thier eggs ..
     
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Usually it's lack of protein in their diet...or they were fortunate enough to find a cracked few and learn it's good food. One can try dry cat food treats (usually 30% protein) boredom too prolly can play part in the problem.

    It can be a really tough situation because the egg eaters are teaching the other their bad habits.

    Some are relentless and need to be culled.....hanging a curtain over the front of the nests works great. Simply make a slit for entrance....egg eater can't eat eggs they can't see....good luck!

    bigz
     
  3. 3chickchicks

    3chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of people drilling a tiny hole inside of an egg and injecting hot sauce into it to break them.
     
  4. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Problem is...it doesn't help at all....
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Can also try to put some fake eggs or golf balls in the nests, hard to eat those and they'll get discouraged, gather the real eggs frequently.
     

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