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Peepers question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Rusty Hills Farm, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    Up at the barn
    My favorite roo has discovered he likes the eggs! Before I cull him, I thought maybe I'd try using a peeper on him. Has anyone done this to cure egg eating?

    I've already tried grape soda, which slowed him down but did not end the problem. Oh, and he's too smart to fool with wooden eggs--tried that one too.

    All suggestions welcome.

    Rusty
     
  2. Smokehouse13

    Smokehouse13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI, Try putting a couple of fake eggs in a dark nest box,maybe a cat litter box with the lid, line it with some shavings or something to that effect. What your trying to do is make a dark nest box,something that's not to easy for him to get the eggs. If that doesn't work I heard from somebody that they used hot sauce in a blown out egg,they put it in the coop and let him peck it. Also heard that if you hang a cabbage in the coop it will give them something else to peck at. Just a few ideas... Hope you find a way to stop him.
     
  3. Dr.Doorlock

    Dr.Doorlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had the best possible reults using peepers to keep my hens from pecking, but I can't see how they would help unless the hens were laying them on a shelf at the roo's shoulder height. They can still peck anything on the ground or at their feet.

    You know those harmless snap-n-pop things kids throw on the ground? Maybe you could make a "loaded" egg. A few pops from a hard peck would send a loud message.
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I've also had wonderful success with the peepers as an anti-pecking device, but they don't stop the chicken from eating, or even from catching worms or bugs.

    Unfortunately, the only answer I've ever gotten to egg eater questions is "cull, they'll never stop."
     

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