Hen Eating Eggs!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rooster Crow, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Rooster Crow

    Rooster Crow Hatching

    Aug 31, 2011
    We have a Americana breed hen that we saw eating an egg. We have had eggs break before but we didn't know why. We locked her in a mesh cage for the afternoon but we don't know it that will help. With our coop design roll-away nest boxes aren't really an option. She is one of our favorite hens and we really don't want to get rid of her if we can help it. Do you have any suggestions for us? Please help.
  2. CC1892

    CC1892 Chirping

    Jul 13, 2011
    East Coast
    I have read on this website that possible reasons are a low protein diet.
    Some believe in feeding their hens crushed eggshells for calcium, BUT others think it encourages hens to eat their
    own eggs. [​IMG] I don't know if this helps but I do know the answer is somewhere in this website-try searching "hens eating eggs".
    Good Luck
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Egg eating hens are why Crock Pots were invented....

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