roo eating eggs ??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mikeevensen, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. mikeevensen

    mikeevensen In the Brooder

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    I have noticed my hen had about 5 eggs in her nest, the next day there was none,, hmm, no varmit has been getting in, i noticed a small hole that a couple squirrel were getting in to steal some free food, they ran when i entered the coop,fixed that spot,, then i noticed the rooster pecking at a broken egg on the ground, will the roo or the squirrel eat the eggs ?? can't be a case where there hungry as there is plenty to eat, new to the chicken raising and need some input , thanks
     
  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    My hens lay them on the roost so they drop down and break and then the roosters eat them. [​IMG] Too smart for their own good.
     
  3. mikeevensen

    mikeevensen In the Brooder

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    this hen had them in a nest, then there ALL gone ,, no clue where they went, seen a part of a shell the roo was pecking, ??
     

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