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Need to end egg eating.........

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by savingdogs, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. savingdogs

    savingdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, we had some egg eating and it has overnight turned into a massive problem. I have 24 chickens, some are newly bought and I don't believe are the culprits as they are rarely in the coop and I especially don't want them to learn to eat eggs.

    How do I nip this in the bud and get the correct culprits without getting a chicken cam for my coop?

    I was thinking of putting an egg into a different coop I have and putting the chickens in there one by one and see who goes for it, and culling all those that do.

    Does this sound like a plan?
     
  2. FlashPointFarm

    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it does. You could probably use a golf ball to get the same results though. Just sit back in the coop with a can of spray paint and paint the butt of whomever is pecking eggs/golf balls.
     

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