how to tell which chicken is eating eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Harleigh, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. Harleigh

    Harleigh Hatching

    Jun 17, 2014
    My chickens have recently started eating their eggs. I have researched on how to resolve the problem, but i need to know which chickens are actually doing the eating. Is there a way i can tell who is eating them?

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Sometimes they will have a bit of crusty egg yolk on their face, otherwise you really need to sit quietly and watch and hope to catch her.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Might be best to find out why they are eating them.

    Tell us more about your flock, coop and feeding regime.

    One way I read about was to roll a fake egg onto the ground amongst the whole flock,
    the one who goes at the egg the hardest maybe your culprit.

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