I've got an egg eater in the coop! What to do????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ckseals, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. ckseals

    ckseals Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 4, 2009
    Rancho Cucamonga
    Bought two new chooks and the other night went to check on all my girls and one of the newbies was sitting on one egg, and another egg was in front of her and she was pecking into it...it had been eaten. Both the egg she was sitting on and the egg she was eating were not her own. They were the eggs of the two hens she picks on all the time. How do I get her to stop!?
  2. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
    Freezer camp!

    First get her out of there before she teaches bad habits to the others. You could try mustard eggs. Blow an egg out and fill it with mustard. Chickens supposedly hate the taste so much it cures them. Good luck.
  3. cook_kaka_ook

    cook_kaka_ook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 29, 2009
    A trip to the pot. But if you still would like to keep her, place her in a separate pen with a nest of her own.
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I was successful with golf balls.

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