How to caught an egg eating chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sandy sea, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lately I have been finding one or two eggs that have been pecked open and eaten. Is there a way to find out which chicken is the egg eater? I just read another post about putting mustard or hot sauce in a blown out egg, but I would still like to know who is eating the egg.
     
  2. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have you checked their beaks for any possible remains of evidence?
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yep, usually yolk residue on the beak of feathers somewhere.
     
  4. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will check their beaks tomorrow. I was also thinking of somehow to add food coloring to an empty egg and placing it back in the nest. Would that work?
     
  5. tri-5-ron

    tri-5-ron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think I'd try a little whiskey first.
    might be too hard convincing a chicken to stick out their tounge [​IMG]
     

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