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chickenman98

Songster
9 Years
Mar 27, 2010
405
24
121
Eastern Oklahoma
How do i get my hen to quit pecking her eggs? if this doesnt stop we will have to eat her and i could never eat a chicken that i raised from a chick.
 

SarahIrl

Songster
9 Years
May 4, 2010
877
10
131
West Cork, Ireland
I have heard of blowing the eggs (you put a small hole in each end, break the yolk with a needle and blow like mad to empty the egg) and filling it with mustard, or chilli paste, or other noxious tasting liquid. Seal it with wax and put it in an empty nest. She really won't like it. Either that or invest in/build a nesting box that rolls the eggs away underneath her into a tray before she can get them.
 

PunkinPeep

Songster
10 Years
Mar 31, 2009
3,642
67
229
SouthEast Texas
I'm sure other people have other solutions.

The two that come to mind that i've read:

Planting wooden eggs in the nest so that it's no fun to peck at the egg.

Blowing out and egg and filling the shell with mustard and using that as bait to turn her off from pecking.
 

americancowboy

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 7, 2010
53
0
29
georgia
Quote:x2 you can put cayenne pepper in the egg or put switch her eggs with a golf ball and see if she still likes it.
 

SouthernChick

Chirping
10 Years
Nov 12, 2009
134
0
99
Ohio
I have tried everything including giving her rotten eggs from the incubator that did not develop much she still ate all of them and then her egg. I even saved all the eggs in the sun for two weeks before giving them to her.
I tried this twice....didn't do a darn thing.
She is dinner which is a shame because she is a dark egg Welsummer hen.
 

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