The Egg Eating Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by marcus connor, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I walked out on one of my hens today and found it eating a egg so how do I fix this. I have a friend that will take her, but that's last resort.
     
  2. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are several options you can try. Roll away nest boxes. Blown out eggs filled with something they don't like. Separate her for a few days and the reintroduce her. Put curtains on nesting boxes, and more boxes, more bedding.




    Here is a whole show about this topic. Scroll to the bottom of the page to listen.

    http://www.urbanchickenpodcast.com/ucp-episode-008/
     
  3. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked at it more, and one of my brooder hens steps on her eggs, then the egg eating hen goes and drags it out and eats it.
     

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