Question about egg eaters

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GoDawgs, May 6, 2011.

  1. GoDawgs

    GoDawgs Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 23, 2011
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    Do they usually eat the shell in addition to the egg? I'm just wondering if I will always know that they are eating eggs by finding a shell left behind. I haven't found any evidence of egg eating since Wednesday.
     
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Welcome to Back Yard Chickens!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Usually they eat the eggs because they need extra calcium in the first place, so yes, the

    shells are normally eaten. [​IMG] However if you have an eggeater, they somtimes start breaking

    the eggs just for the insides.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2011

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