Is it okay for chickens to eat shelless eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Scooter&Suzie, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Songster

    Jun 23, 2011
    Today was the second time it has happened. I opened to coop, and there they were gobbling down an egg. I saw the soft gel like shell with no hard shell, so I assume that one of the young ladies laid a shelless egg, or whatever it would be called. They did it once before; I never noticed them eating any of the other eggs, so I don't think a bad habit started yet... But will it soon start? I'm scared they will start eating their own eggs! These are PETS, I get them for pets ONLY. Nope, not even for the eggs. The compromise, was I get normal chickens (instead of bantams), and I will be allowed to have them. But that is off topic.

    So my main question, is will eating an egg without the hard shell make my chickens start eating their own eggs? If so, what can I do to prevent it?

    By the way, they are probably somewhere between 8-10 months old. Probably closer to 8 months.

  2. dainerra

    dainerra Crowing

    Jun 4, 2011
    mine eat shell-less eggs all the time. Have never had an egg-eater though.

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