why does a hen peck holes in the eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by msmith2346, Jun 7, 2011.

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  1. msmith2346

    msmith2346 New Egg

    May 9, 2011
    We have hens that are pecking their own eggs can you tell me wat is going on
  2. Brown Chicka Brown Cow

    Brown Chicka Brown Cow Chillin' With My Peeps

    mine do this too! i'm following this post!
  3. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2010
    Greene, NY
    min wer doing that for a while... they would peck a single hole, always into the air pocket of the egg...an old time farmer told me it a test peck... they peck it after they lay it to see if the shell is thick enough... he said they won't set on eggs if the shell is to thin... dunno if it is true or not, but it is what the old codger told me...
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