HELP!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bernie Shortt, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Bernie Shortt

    Bernie Shortt Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me why one of my 4 chickens ate one of 4 eggs that were laid please and thank you.

    Bernie from Ireland.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Sometimes eggs get broken and they often eat the contents. If it is a onetime event, it may not be a problem. Keeping fake eggs in the nests and collecting real eggs often can help. Once a hen finds out how tasty an egg is, they soon become an egg eater and often teach the others to do so. Sometimes they can't be broken from the habit and have to be culled.
     
  3. Bernie Shortt

    Bernie Shortt Out Of The Brooder

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    OMG that sounds dreadfull....so l have to kill the baddie chicken....but lve 4 rhode island reds and they all look the same...how do l know which one is the culprit???
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    You have to keep an eye on them and catch them in the act.
     
  5. Bernie Shortt

    Bernie Shortt Out Of The Brooder

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    thank-you so much for your help l really appreciate it.
     
  6. dirtychick

    dirtychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't miss what he sald about one time thing . Also some calcium--may help . At least have some available . esp. if your not feeding laying pellets. Also bordom can come in to play - caged in small cages and alike. good luck !
     

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