Woo Hoo!!! My first egg!! Oh wait... Dangit!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kyle7630, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. kyle7630

    kyle7630 Songster

    Aug 14, 2008
    Semora NC
    So, I was just outside in the yard with my chickens and guineas, and my BO squatted right in front of me and 2 inches from my cat and laid an egg!! Just like that, squatted, pushed, laid.
    My excitement was very short lived as she got right up, turned around and ate it, shell and all. Makes me wonder how long she's really been laying.
    What's the deal with that? They eat plenty so I know it's not that. what????
  2. egg eater... not good!
  3. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Oh boy!:eek:
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    AH the egg eater. I do not know if you can break them of that nasty little habbit. Maybe someone else will chime in to help.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2008
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Stew pot.
  6. Crest Acres Girl

    Crest Acres Girl Songster

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern California
    Thats the first I ever heard that o_o its...a bit frightening. its like giving birth and then eat your baby D: ...would that count as self sustaining XD!?
  7. peapickinchicks

    peapickinchicks Songster

    May 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, KY
    Put wooden eggs in nest. So I've heard.
  8. Jessika

    Jessika Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Eagle Creek, OR
    Quote:golf balls will work too.
  9. ChickenGirl95

    ChickenGirl95 Songster

    May 31, 2008
    New York
    That is terrible. [​IMG]
  10. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    You could try blowing out an egg and filling it with some super spicy mustard. Leave it out where she will see it. I have heard that this works well, but I have never tried it myself. [​IMG]

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