Need help with chicken eating hard shelled eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bappl, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. bappl

    bappl Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is my first flock and they've been laying since end of last summer. I was getting 5-6 eggs per day from my six chickens but noticed decline in the past three or four days. Then yesterday I got an egg with a puncture in it like it had been pecked once. Then today I got one egg with a puncture and one egg that only had half of the shell left. How do I catch whose doing it? And does this mean an automatic trip to freezer camp?
     
  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, you can set up a trail cam to catch the culprit.

    A neat solution without anyone going to freezer camp is to modify your nest boxes into ones where the eggs roll out of reach of the hens once they're laid. I forget what exactly this set-up is called, but I'm sure someone will chime in with it.
     

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