Mean chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by erikalee143, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. erikalee143

    erikalee143 New Egg

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    Hi all! So i have noticed over the last few days that most of my hens seem ornery...they are used to getting a "snack" daily with different stuff daily for a snack but its as of a few days that i have gotten a lower egg production and hens are fighting over the fresh laid eggs and literally eating the whole egg i only know because i find some of the wet yolk in the nesting box and i witnessed 3 fighting over one egg! What should i do?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    A bit more information is needed about your birds and set up. To me it sounds like a protein deficiency or boredom or too much energy. Feed a higher protein feed, or let them out to range or increase their area. Just some guesses without more information.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Agrees with OHLD....need more info.
    How many birds?
    How big is coop and run in feet by feet?
    What and how exactly are you feeding?
     

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