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what happens to eggs if we don't pick them up?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lebnene, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Lebnene

    Lebnene New Egg

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    i am not talking about eggs that will hatch, but about eggs we eat, if we just leave them.. will the chicken and roosters eat them? just curious, thanks

    i am Newbie
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    In my coop, they tend to get knocked around and broken if we miss a day. They will definitely eat an egg that has gotten accidentally broken. Some feel this can lead to true egg eating, where they purposefully break eggs to eat the inside.
     
  3. Lebnene

    Lebnene New Egg

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    thank you, i was just asking to understand the natural behavior
     

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