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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sivart263, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. sivart263

    sivart263 New Egg

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    i have a rhode island red hen that discoverd a passion for eating her own eggs,after a couple of hours two other hens decided to do the same. now i dont get any eggs at all please help!!!!!!!!!
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  2. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check out the "behaviours and egg laying" thread. I am sure someone will have some advice!
     
  3. Kikiriki

    Kikiriki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Travis! I suggest you look at commercial nest boxes for inspiration for a nest box redesign: they are made so that the egg rolls out a chute after it is laid. No egg in box, no egg to eat!
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Travis, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Egg eating is one of the toughest challenges of the chicken keeper. And, as you are discovering, can become contagious to other birds in the flock. I concur with Kikiriki - a roll-way nest box may be the solution. Good luck to you!
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG] - good luck with your egg eater, my solution has been to remove them from the flock permanantly.
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Partially darken the nest box by hanging a cloth over most of the opening. If nothing else works, Pinless Peepers may be effective.
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - egg eaters are a real problem - sometimes it is due to diet deficencies, sometimes from plain old boredom. You have been given some good advice and threads to read for ways to hopefully combate it. You can see tho how it's chickens see, chickens do. I would put her elsewhere before she corrupts more innocent hens.
     

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