Why are my bantam hens breaking their eggs after laying them?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickadee-23, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2013
    South Carolina
    I have 2 bantam hens both layed eggs all summer they started laying this year in springtime havnt been able to have babies cause of snakes but i fixed that problem & now 1 lays 4 eggs and break them & 1 breaks them as she lays them outside the box, why are they doing this? I thought maybe it was the bedding so i put hay in their and they still do it, is their something i can do to keep from this happening? Any info be great thanks
  2. shodack

    shodack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2015
    central NY
    Are they eating them? Egg eating is a sign of not enough protein in their diets.

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