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She just layed a shell- less egg and they all ate it!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 09northernchick, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. 09northernchick

    09northernchick In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2009
    I was just out to the run and the girls were going crazy over something. I couldn't tell what it was. I went in to the run to start shooing them into the coop for the night when one of the girls layed a yolk right in front of me - no shell. The others went crazy and they all dived in and began eating it! I started grabbing birds and puttin them into the coop and tried to bury what was left in the crusher dust.

    Why no shell and will that be enough to make them start eating eggs do you think?????

  2. crzychknluvr

    crzychknluvr In the Brooder

    Sep 6, 2009
    The great northwest
    I dunno about why they do it, but I have gotten the same thing a couple of times. The girls did eat it. But that has not caused them to start eating thier own eggs. I did start giving them oyster shell thought maybe it was a lack of calcium?[​IMG]

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