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is this normal?

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

  1. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    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

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    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.


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