I think they're eating the eggs....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sheeshshe, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2009
    One chicken was laying good eggs... another started laying just the yolks. I went to the hospital for a couple of days for childbirth, LOL! and I haven't been out there to check on them as often... well, I think that they started eating the yolk ones and now the hard shelled ones are disappearing. DH found a shell today and also a soft shelled one.

    What can I do so that they won't eat the eggs anymore?
  2. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Start with clean nests, collect more frequently than once a day. Chickens will eat a damaged egg or even one that is just out on the ground for flock preservation. Sort of a stop the predators from even looking manuever. Make sure your girls have access to oyster shell and treat them to cottage cheese and yogurt treats every once in a while.
    Then the bad news is: There are some that just eat the eggs and, well....stewpot!

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