is this normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mahen8622, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have young hens that have been laying for two months now. if i leave their eggs in the nests for a while the hens start pecking the eggs and ive lost two eggs to cracks/damage. is this normal or are they just young and curious???
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    I'd keep an eye on them and collect eggs as often as possible. It sounds like you could have a possible egg eater, which you really don't want.

    Are they getting enough protein?

    We feed our flock all of our left-over, well-cooked meat scraps and scrambled or steamed and mashed eggs (once a week, atleast) and have never had an egg eating issue here.



    Dawn
     

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