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Hens picking @ eggs.....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ajcress, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. ajcress

    ajcress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had a few eggs in the coop cracked or busted. at first I thought that the hens were steping on them. Yesterday I found 2 eggs that had a perfect hole at the top of the egg. I think I have a hen or 2 who have accuired a taste of egg. I am feeding layer with oyster shell and scratch free choice. They also have a good water supply. Could these bad girls be bored? Does anyone have any advice for me or had this experience also? Please any advice would be greatly appriciated. Thank you in advance. I love this site.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They may need some higher sources of protein. Toss out a handful of kitty kibble to give them something to peck at and a source of protein.
     

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