pecking a hole in egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by broschicks, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. broschicks

    broschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    yesterday and today when i went to get the eggs they had a hole pecked in the pointy end nothing leaking out just the shell is cracked ! Why are they doing this !
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    The chickens may not being doing anything. My eggs look like that when there is not enough nest material in the nest boxes. It happens when the egg drops. Try putting in more nesting material.
     
  3. broschicks

    broschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks gonna go out there now to add more !!!
     
  4. josh d

    josh d New Egg

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    Mine do this too...No idea why but get one almost everyday.
     
  5. newfeathers

    newfeathers New Egg

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    I have new layers and I noticed my first brown egg was like that. The shell was nice and hard.
     

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