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Hen pecking her eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cbever, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. cbever

    cbever New Egg

    Aug 25, 2015
    I adopted 3 Rhode Island reds about 3 months ago. They are approximately 1 1/2 years old. They are consistent layers but just this past week, one of them has started to peck at and break the eggs before I can collect them.
    Can I stop this behavior? How?
  2. knightgang

    knightgang Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 17, 2016
    Southeast, GA
    I don't think so. I have always understood that when one starts intentionally breaking and eating eggs, the others will learn to as well and you will no longer get eggs.

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  3. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    There are some posters available that you can hang inside your coop. Chickens really dig music. [​IMG][​IMG]

    Music ............. The universal language.. [​IMG]

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