Oh no, they pecked through one of their eggs. :(

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lucy4, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Lucy4

    Lucy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's mostly my own fault. We unfortunately cannot reach the egg box right now without opening one whole side of the coop, and it was so cold last night. I just left the egg in there. Bad decision. I went out this morning and they had taken it out of the egg box and pecked holes through it, and I'm assuming ate some of it.

    What can I do for damage control so this doesn't happen again? (Besides removing eggs right away, which I will try to do to the best of my ability.)

    I feel so stupid.
  2. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    Blow out an egg, fill it with mustard, and then leave it in there for them to try and eat. They HATE mustard.
  3. Lucy4

    Lucy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    WOW. Now that's something I *never* could have thought on my own! Thanks!
  4. me and my marans

    me and my marans Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 27, 2009
    make sure they have water to wash out their mouths!!!!

    you could also put in ceramic eggs, and after a few pecks they might stop, if they feel pain!
  5. partimer

    partimer Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 11, 2009
  6. GraceAK

    GraceAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2009
    Eagle River, AK
    I was going to suggest stew, but the mustard trick-egg works too.

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