Why does my australorp do this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sarahloveschickens, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. sarahloveschickens

    sarahloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so recently my australorp has been pecking at her eggs after shes laid them. Its very frustrating because she puts a big gapping hole in the egg and I need that egg for incubation. How do I stop her from doing this?[​IMG]
     
  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does she have low calcium, Have crushed oyster shells for her to eat as needed ( she should stop)
     
  3. sarahloveschickens

    sarahloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh ok thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. sarahloveschickens

    sarahloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hes not physically eating the whole egg she just makes one peck into it
     
  5. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    PUt a few golfballs in the nest. If she pecks at it...it shakes her littler brain and gives her negative feedback.

    Good Luck
    Sandra
     

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