Hen pecking her eggs

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

  1. cbever

    cbever Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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