MYY hens are pecking at the laid eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tlink34, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. tlink34

    tlink34 Hatching

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    I gather twice a day, morning and evening. If they lay in between times, I will find some eggs have been pecked.

    Should I just gather more often or do we have a more serious problemI can remedy?
     
  2. br64

    br64 In the Brooder

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    Maybe gather more often. I've had the same problem too.

    You can also try oyster shells or pop some egg shells in the microwave for a minute or so to dry them out and give those to the chickens.
     
  3. tlink34

    tlink34 Hatching

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    Thanks! I will try gathering more frequently and throwing them some shells.

    Now, how can I get them to lay in their own nests? I might find 10 eggs in one nest and 11 empty nests.
     
  4. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    put some golf balls or fake eggs in the nests, you dont want egg eaters i'm lucky to have a quartz egg I put into my nest, gather the eggs more frequently and dont worry about them laying in the same nest that must be the best 1, at least you know where the eggs are.
     
  5. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    oh what ever you do dont give them whole eggshell they'll think its ok to eat the eggs.
     

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