im gonna say the same thing i did on another post um my uncle he takes an egg breaks it open on the ground lets the hen see it and want to get it
then he squirts mustard on the egg and finally lets the chicken get to it and they dont like mustard he says if it works for his chickens it might work for yours as well and if the problem still percists i dont wanna say what to do
I think I might try golf balls too. I found an egg shell on the floor, which I have never seen before. Don't know if this was a one time thing. I sure hope it is. I've got 8 laying hens, which includes one Japanese Bantam, which you know only lays occassionally. My girls haven't been laying very well now for the past 3 weeks. Lets just say, they've never been into eating eggs before, so lets hope this isn't the problem.
One of the books on raising poultry i have said put a bit of garlic in with the food, this make the eggs taste yucky and turns them off to it. Of course, you wouldn't want to eat the eggs either till it was out of their systems...So, I wouldn't try that unless you were at the end of your ropes.