how can you tell if they're eating eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nuchickontheblock, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 girls 8-9 months old that we got about 5 weeks ago. (our first chickens). One laid a few eggs initially but then she started to molt. We haven't had an egg since. They seem to be in a good routine, they aren't wandering around enough to have a secret nest, we are really making sure that we have all the right food, treats, clean water, etc. etc. -- I just wondered how you can tell if someone is eating any eggs there might be?

    Would you see broken shells or egg debris?
     
  2. Neilette

    Neilette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens don't lay eggs during a molt. The body focuses on growing all those new feathers. They'll get back into their routine after the molt is finished. [​IMG]
     
  3. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only one of them is molting, and the others seem to be just losing a couple of feathers a day which I thought would be kind of normal.
     

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