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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jstme, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. jstme

    jstme Hatching

    Jan 6, 2009
    one or more of my hens are eating the eggs. I traded some of my hens with a friends hens and one of hers ate an egg in front of me so I returned that hen. Now others are eating the eggs. What do I do?[​IMG]

  2. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, my hens have been doing this too. I tried golf balls.. didn't work. My BO is trying to hatch them as we speak. They keep kicking the golf balls out of the nests. I am hoping to see if anyone else responds with a better idea. Sorry couldn't be much help [​IMG]
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Couple of things to try:

    Put a curtain over the nesting boxes. They wont' eat what they can't see.

    Put some wooden, ceramic eggs, or blown-out eggs in the boxes. They won't eat what they'll find is inedible.

    Can you find out which chicken is the leader for the egg eating?
  4. jstme

    jstme Hatching

    Jan 6, 2009
    I do know one of them that is eating them. What should I do with her? Do I hang the curtain in front of the box, over the box or both?
  5. opihiman911

    opihiman911 Songster

    Mar 19, 2007
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2009

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