Hen crapping on her eggs - How do I stop it?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by luvmychix, May 14, 2010.

  1. luvmychix

    luvmychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a BO setting on 5 turkey eggs I gave her and she has been setting for about two weeks now but she is crapping on her eggs, will it hurt anything? How do I stop it?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    About the only thing I know that will work would be to put a diaper on her. Yes, poop on the eggs can harm them.
     
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she is messing in the nest I'd start taking her off the nest once a day. She should do her business, get a quick bite to eat, a drink of water and hop back on the nest. If she could get into another nest stay out there with her and make sure she gets back on right nest when she's done.
     

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