ll,Egg Eating

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by andreajp, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. andreajp

    andreajp In the Brooder

    Jun 3, 2007
    Adelaide, Australia
    Hi all,

    Thanks for the advise I got for u all about my "girls" eating their eggs....
    Blew an egg out & filled the shell with VERY hot English mustard.....little buggers ate it !!!
    so...Crushed up shell & mixed it with bird seed....????? [​IMG] Cause that didn't work..

    Please any more ideas...will try anything. Some days I only get 1 out of 8....:mad:

    Cheers Andrea & "8 Rhode Island Reds............[​IMG]
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Can you collect frequently? Have you tried putting in fake eggs?
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Hot suace, mustard and/or pepper doesn't work. Chickens don't have those heat receptors like humans do.
  4. warren

    warren Songster

    Sep 29, 2007
    Try making the nest box as dark as possible. Apparently hens like to see what they are eating.
    Have you tried doing a search? Click on search and put in 'egg eating' and see what comes up. There is loads of good advice on this site and I found useful pictures of curtains for nest boxes to make them darker.
  5. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    I've heard golfballs and fake eggs help. Apparently not being able to crack them, helps them stop? I would think they would go around pecking until they found one that cracked, but with some things, chickens aren't the brightest of God's creation.

    Try filling an egg with pine tar, it works for stopping pecking eachother, why not eggs? Just make sure wherever you put it, you can clean it up. If you put it in a nest put ALOT of shavings, that way when they bust it, you can later clean out the nest.


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