Hen eating there yolk??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hunta, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Hunta

    Hunta Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my chickens laid a VERY thin shell for an egg and when I went to go grab it they started pecking at it and broke the yolk and started eating it... Is this normal? Is it ok for them to eat it? Help!
     
  2. Sphynxii

    Sphynxii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If shes new to laying her eggs shells might be a little flimsy but if shes been laying for a while the thin shell could be a lack of calcium, eating the egg yolk and the shell is normal, in face i usually throw three or so eggs into the pen for them. It gives them the calcium they need and i find they tend to clean up their nest, if an egg cracks they will usually eat it if it dosent have a chicken in it, also after the chickens hatch they will eat the shell.
     
  3. Hunta

    Hunta Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks
     
  4. Sphynxii

    Sphynxii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No worries :)
     

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