Odd egg eating

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Danooj, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Danooj

    Danooj Out Of The Brooder

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    I'M new here so hey everyone,
    Right my chickens are eating there eggs in the morning when we open up there coop,
    They sorta run at it before you can get it and sometimes in the morning there is just shell remains.
    So does anyone have any suggestions of what I can do ?

    Danooj
     
  2. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give them a bowl of oyster shells (get it at the feed store)

    They may need calcium. [​IMG]
     
  3. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give them a bowl of oyster shells (get it at the feed store)

    They may need calcium. [​IMG]

    btw [​IMG]
     
  4. Danooj

    Danooj Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah they do have that, any other suggestions?
     
  5. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for not replying! I left the computer up, but I was

    out and about haha. Do you leave the oyster shell out all the

    time? Do they have access to it at all times? Somtimes if

    they accidentally step on an egg and break it, they just can't resist.

    And it may start the habit. How big are the nesting boxes?
     
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  6. Danooj

    Danooj Out Of The Brooder

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    It's ok wasn't expecting an immediate reply [​IMG], it's out there all the time for them to peck at, it is like and urge for them sometimes to eat the yolk and whites when they see me open up :|
    We have 2 nesting boxes, 1 is about 1.5ft cube and the other where they usually lay is about 3ft x 1.5ft and they seem to do the job [​IMG]
     
  7. bjw113

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    Mine are eating the shells completely even with grit and oyster shell out 24/7. I also take out bags of turnip greens about every other day to keep them in treats. Will be keeping an eye out for new posts for me too!
     

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