New to the hen house in Florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by evswabt, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. evswabt

    evswabt Out Of The Brooder

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    I got 6 hens a year old, coop and run included. They had a week of stress then started molting, I gave them protein cat food and the following week started laying. Problem I found the eggs broken. Watched and found the culprit w'as Loverly'. Now have her in a plastic carton separate from the other hens. Today got 3 beautiful eggs, so now I wondered if Loverly can be cured of her egg breaking?
     
  2. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    trim her beak back to where it just bleeds, and put a ceramic egg in with her. most of the time when they get sore from pecking on the ceramic egg they will stop trying to break eggs. also make sure she has plenty of calcium, oyster shell or otherwise.

    and [​IMG] from Ohio
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    You might consider roll-out nest boxes.
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Glad to have you aboard. [​IMG]
     
  6. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I've read it's a pretty hard thing to do but I hope you are able to stop that behavior. Try putting golf balls in the boxes and gathering eggs as quickly as possible are two things that I've read. Good luck!
     
  7. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    trim her beak back to where it just bleeds, and put a ceramic egg in with her.  most of the time when they get sore from pecking on the ceramic egg they will stop trying to break eggs.  also make sure she has plenty of calcium, oyster shell or otherwise.

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    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve. :frow
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! x2 on the roll away nest boxes.
     

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