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 Chirping

    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 Songster

    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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