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

  1. jstme

    jstme Hatching

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    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'

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    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

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    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

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