Question about egg eaters

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

  1. GoDawgs

    GoDawgs Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2011
    Atlanta burbs
    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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