Is there anything I can do to stop my hens from egg-eating?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blaundee, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 hens have started eating their eggs, and I don't know what to do about it. They don't cackle when they lay, so I can't run out there to grab the eggs, and I don't find the eggs until after they eat them- I suspect they are eating them as soon as they lay them.

    Is there anything I can do to stop it, or do I just need to get rid of them?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    A rollaway nest box would probably be your best bet.
     
  3. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are your egg boxes dark? I read somewhere this could help.
     
  4. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you know how I could make one?
     
  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Pronto, put two or three golf balls (color isn't important...we even have orange and blue) in each nest box.

    This way, it won't give when they peck. They'll learn not to do it anymore.
     
  6. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good idea- I'll do that now, and look for directions to making a roll away box.
     
  7. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    The old guy down the street from me had this problem.
    He blew a egg, mixed the yolk and white up with lots of tabasco sauce and injected it back in the eggs, put them back in the nest.
    After a couple of days and three blown eggs were broken open, his chickens never ate another egg.
     
  8. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am going to do that right now!!! I have some habernero tabasco sauce that is too hot- perfect use!!! Plus i can't find any golf balls- but I am still going to get some golf balls!!!

    keep the ideas coming y'all!!! I'm gonna scramble some eggs now...
     

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