Raiders of the lost eggs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Farmer Connie, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Chicken Obsessed

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    Just sold off all of our Leghorns. They were in a nasty habit of raiding our nesting boxes attacking and devouring our freshly laid eggs. Even though we have auto feeders and all the birds have a constant food source at their disposal. They would go from box to box one at a time like it was a contest. visious feeding frenzy. No other breeds we care for behave in this manner.
    No more white Leghorns on this farm anymore
     
  2. itsasmallfarm

    itsasmallfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i raise white leghorns (the hybrid kind from the big hatchery's) they ate a few eggs when they started laying but more of the problem was picking each other.

    but did you sell them to someone? for eggs or did they go to someone else for meat?
     
  3. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Chicken Obsessed

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    They were made aware of their bad habit. They lay giant beautiful whote
     
  4. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Chicken Obsessed

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    Great egg layers but you have to babysit them. We made them aware of the reason for rehoming.
     
  5. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Chicken Obsessed

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    Once they develop habits, it is hard to break them.Creatures of habit.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Were they crowded?
     

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