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young roo pecked on egg? Will he stop?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Teresaann24, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I went out this morning to collect eggs...My older hen had laid and I just put a young roo in with her yesterday. He was very interested in the egg and pecked it twice.

    Should I be worried he is an egg eater or is he just interested in the egg because he has never seen one before???
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Pretty much it. but should pay close attention because one hard peck can cause it to break.. leading to them eating it, and then thus comes the habit
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    ok thanks! I had one egg eating roo that I had to rehome. I'd hate for him to become one because he is very nice looking and I'd like to keep him...So I hope its just him being interested!!
     

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