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Played a trick on an egg eating hen and.........

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jerseygirl1, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    I took two emptied out egg shells and put some Dawn detergent in them and sealed them with wax, stuck them in the next box late last night

    They were completely eaten when I came home from work, shell and all.
    Still can't figure out who is doing it out of a flock of about 20..................
  2. LilChickCoop

    LilChickCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2010
    Central Florida
    Look for the one blowing bubbles!! [​IMG]
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  3. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    Wow! Could it be a snake?

    You might put some ceramic eggs and/or golf balls in there; something she can't crack. If its a snake, it will kill it and get rid of your problem that way. If its a hen, it might deter her to peck, peck, peck and never get a reward.

    Good luck!
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Quote:Well, it's most likely going to be the sick or dying one in the next day or two. If it was the antibacterial dish soap, it will be pretty obvious. Or it could be a snake, squirrel, raccoon, possum, weasel, rat.........
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Either way I dought that will deter her.
  6. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    mix up a box of blue jello with just a little water to make a paste. paint this on an easter egg or whatever. whoever has a blue beak is the culprit
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Quote:Well, it's most likely going to be the sick or dying one in the next day or two.

    I was thinking the same thing.
  8. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:OK, but why did you choose Dawn detergent? Is there some advantage?
  9. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    you might have a bubble blowing machine tooting up a storm for yah!!

    will that make them sick? or just nautious?
  10. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    They used Dawn to clean birds from Oil Spills and the birds had to eat the bubbles or something and there alive.

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