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Hens breaking eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HeatherTheMommy, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday i gave my girls some scrambled eggs for the first tome because of some feather loss. Today when i went to get eggs 2 were broken in the same nesting box as if pecked open.is this going tobe a continuous problem? 4 in another box were fine.
     
  2. sniper338

    sniper338 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard, don't know for sure, I'm no expert at all, but if chickens get the taste of the eggs they can sometimes like eating it and peck at their own eggs... could be total folk tale though.... I'll subscribe for a real answer...
     
  3. ChicksAre4Kids

    ChicksAre4Kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's certainly no folk tale, chickens love eggs, cooked or raw. Of course, it's always best to discourage raw egg eating. I caught one of my hens just starting to peck HARD at an egg in a nest, so I removed the eggs and told her nonono. However, her REAL lesson came from Crowella De'ville when she tried to peck at HER eggs as she sat them. She permanently lost her appetite for raw eggs. *grin*
     
  4. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What can i do to discourage this
     
  5. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What can i do to discourage this
     
  6. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may want to switch to an all-flock feed (20% protein) while they're molting.

    Also, collect eggs frequently and put some hard, fake eggs in the nest boxes (e.g., stone eggs, golf balls, etc.)
     

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