signs of egg eating

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Noodle, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. Noodle

    Noodle New Egg

    Aug 27, 2010
    What are the signs of egg eating hens? Egg yolk on their beaks? General looks of guilt and shame?
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2010
  2. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    You may see yolk on the head but only if they are a light color. They don't usually seem ashamed. [​IMG] it would be to easy to tell that way.
  3. chickanddoglvr

    chickanddoglvr Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 7, 2010
    Cincinnati Oh
    I know my chickens are eating there eggs i just dont know how to make them stoped it is becoming fustrating.
  4. Pokey11

    Pokey11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    Once they start eating eggs there really is no way to stop. I did put mine in cages and moved them to a new location for a couple of months. This area was low lighting and my idea was to reduce the light so they would stop laying. Two months later they returned and they did not eat their eggs. Now when I caught this it had not spread to the whole flock -- I pretty much had an idea as to who was guilty.
    My question now is -- my flock is getting small and I cannot find anyone line who will ship me leghorns.

    Helen Brown, Las Vegas Nevada
  5. Duchessk75

    Duchessk75 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 25, 2010
    1.9 Acres Ohio
    I discovered that I had an egg eater when I noticed yolk on the bottom of the nest boxes. I found somewhere on here where it said to put a wooden egg in the nest boxes...if they can't crack it open, they stop trying. Worked like a charm [​IMG] I've had no yolk in the boxes since! Keep in mind that its getting colder, and most breeds stop, or slow down egg laying. Not really from the cold, but the shortened daylight...I've went from 18-20 eggs a day to maybe 4 if I'm lucky...

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