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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenman98, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. chickenman98

    chickenman98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  2. peachlover

    peachlover Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't tell her that last part.
     
  3. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  5. americancowboy

    americancowboy Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  6. SouthernChick

    SouthernChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG] I tried this twice....didn't do a darn thing. [​IMG] [​IMG] She is dinner which is a shame because she is a dark egg Welsummer hen.
     

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