No more egg eater

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ginasmarans, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Her beak grew out and I caught her in the act,egg dripping from her beak. She went into the pot.
     
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    LOL, hopefully she didn't teach the others to do the same thing!
     
  3. portwes

    portwes New Egg

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    Sep 30, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    I had an egg-eating problem for a while, and couldn't figure out which chicken was guilty.
    Then one day, I saw a blue-jay flying out of the fenced-in run area. At first I thought the blue-jay was just filling up on pellets, but then later that week, I went it to the coop and caught her flying out of the coop-nesting boxes!

    So a blue-jay had acquired a taste for eggs! Then I put up garden bird netting around the chain-link run enclosure, and haven't had a broken egg since.[​IMG]
     

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