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Hens eating eggs!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenKeep01, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rooster has recently mated with my isa browns so i left the eggs in the nesting box for her to hatch but when i checked for the other isa browns eggs this morning it was gone. I think they have been eating there eggs because the coop/run is completely predator proof unless a eagle or hawk is coming in what can i do?
    I dont think its a eagle or hawk though because they would be eating my bantams.
     
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  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    If an eagle or hawk can get into your coop, run, or pen, then so can every class of chicken or egg eater known to man. From your post it sounds like there is not a roof or prediator proof top on your run and that will not even slow down a chicken thief or egg eater once it learns to climb or jump.
     
  3. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Run walls a far to high for anything that cant fly to get in. But with the weather warming up snakes might be going through the chicken wire
     
  4. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its probably a rat or snake
     
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  5. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are eating there eggs give them oyster shells they will eat there own eggs for calcium
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    ISA Browns are not known to go broody....You need a broody hen to set eggs...I am sure they are eating your eggs being you leave them in the nests...Collect your eggs and wait or buy a broody hen...?
     
  7. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I will buy some oyster shells and incubate the eggs I want to hatch.
     

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