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Hens eating eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blitz1027, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. blitz1027

    blitz1027 Songster

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    Hey all. My Brahma and Polish hens have started eating the eggs they lay and I need to know how to stop it. Any ideas?
     

  2. fluffy104

    fluffy104 Hatching

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    My chickens started to eat their eggs too. My friend told me to put a 3 or 4 (depending on how many you have) in their coop. I threw them in and it was was clear that they were eating their eggs because they ran right to the golf balls and pecked as hard as they could, and to this day they haven't eaten their eggs. The cause for my chickens to do this was because they ran out of feed and I did not know..[​IMG]
     
  3. blitz1027

    blitz1027 Songster

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    Mine haven't run out of feed. I just noticed one day that there was yolk on some of the eggs that were in there. Then yesterday i saw one with an egg shell and the others chasing her.
     
  4. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Songster

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    You could try one of those roll away egg boxes.
     
  5. gickelvolk

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    My guess would be to increase their protein intake......

    Flaxseed flour in their mash, meat leftovers(non-spiced),.......
     

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