Yolk Eater

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hitnspit, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. hitnspit

    hitnspit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2010
    New Haven, Vermont
    I have a bird that will poke a hole in the egg to get to the yolk. She wants nothing to do with the shell but never any yolk left behind. What is she missing in her diet. I hope its only 1 bird. I get 1 to 3 eggs aday like this........help please.
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    There isn't necessarily anything missing in her diet. She has just discovered that eggs are yummy and will continue to do this. Once they start egg-eating, its hard to get them to stop and worse, they may teach other birds in the flock to do the same. One solution is a roll out nest (if you do a forum search for rollout nests, you'll find plenty of info). The other option is to cull the offender from your flock.

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