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Hens cracking their eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sophiesmith, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. sophiesmith

    sophiesmith Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2012
    Van Wert, OH
    Why do my hens crack or peck their own eggs?
  2. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2012
    Northern Colorado
    It's one of those things that makes us scratch our heads wondering. Sometimes they're trying to sort of figure out what it is, sometimes they are just "rearranging the furniture" in the nest box. The best I've found to counter this is to gather the eggs as quickly and often as possible.
  3. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2012
    Chickens are not very smart and do not usually figure out that they lay tasty eggs... But then once in a while one breaks and becomes "smart". You should collect the eggs regularly and buy lots of those fake wooden and plastic eggs to trick those egg eaters.

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