Pecked egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jmemom, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. jmemom

    jmemom Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2010
    I have one pullet (don't know which one) who lays her egg and then pecks one little hole in it. It's happened a couple of times now. [​IMG] I guess I need to get some oyster shells in there. In the meantime, since this egg just has one little hole and the membrane is in tact, I'm wondering if I can still use it or if that's just gross? [​IMG]
  2. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Endless Mts, NE PA
    I consider eggs like that just 'use right away' ... waste not, want not. [​IMG]
  3. becstalls

    becstalls Out Of The Brooder

    May 22, 2010
    More oyster shells, yes. But if you want it to stop, blow out an egg and fill it with mustard. I just did this with great success. I came back to find the egg destroyed and mustard everywhere in the coop, so I thought it had failed, but next day I had no pecked eggs at all!

    Also, I read on here that after you start giving oyster shells, you can give more shell, less grit, as the oyster shell will act like grit for a while after they eat it.

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