Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gracie58, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. gracie58

    gracie58 In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2014
    i have been finding chicken eggs with holes in them and the inside is gone could that be from a hen eating the egg from the other chickens or is it an animal? it just started today
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    Usually when a hen is true egg-eater and they eat the insides the shell if pretty much destroyed. Can you post pics of the eggs?
  3. CountryFlock

    CountryFlock Songster

    Apr 24, 2014
    United States
    Is it a large hole like a cm across or a small pin like hole? If it is a large hole the hen is probably eating the yolk and inside. Once a chicken finds out the yellow stuff is yummy she keeps eating her eggs and it is hard to break her out of it. One way to stop the hen from eating her eggs is to take them away immediantly or poke a small hole in the egg and fill the egg with soap or mustard (chickens hate mustard) and once the hen finds out it doesn't taste good anymore she will stop eating her eggs.

    If it is a small hole the hen is laying yolkless eggs and she pecks at it. Yolkless eggs are caused by sudden increase of sunlight hours or stress in the chicken (which I think is not the problem with your case)

    I bet the hen is just eating her egg's yolk.

    Here is a list of how to break her out of it:

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