oh no i screwed up

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lacyloo, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    ok i dint think nothing of but i gave my chicken a couple of there eggs from the fride that were like 3 weeks old and i dint have room for them, so i thew them at on the ground and when they busted the chickens went crazy eating ever bit of the eggs.. so today when i went to colect the eggs there waz none then i glansed over my shoulder and seen my hens devouer there own eggs,!!!! :mad:
    so now they just eat every egg they lay.Is there any way i can stop them ????? HELP
     
  2. chickonaroost

    chickonaroost Out Of The Brooder

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    unless you sit in the coop and take their eggs immediately from them, you might be stuck with a BIG problem.
    Good Luck!
     
  3. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Muy grande problemo... [​IMG]
     
  4. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    dang, dang ,dangit,
     
  5. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Last edited: Aug 16, 2007
  6. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Put golf balls in their nesting boxes.
    Try to get the real eggs out as often as possible until it passes.
    Might add some meat protein to their diet too.

    The golf balls bounce their little brains when they peck at it (they think it's an egg). Call it instant negative feedback.

    In the future, I suggest cooking the eggs...that way they don't associate it with their own eggs.

    good luck
    Sandra
     
  7. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    great ideal maby i dould make something like that i will try it
     
  8. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    thanks everyone i will try both ideas i hope it workes
     
  9. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    I did that a few times and my chickens never ended up eating their eggs but i do not think I will do it anymore after reading this.[​IMG]
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I've also heard of blowing out an egg and filling it with tabasco sauce or some other bad tasting things like bitter mellon juice and letting the hens try to eat them.
     

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