how do you stop chickens from eating the eggs

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gail latham

how do you stop chickens from eating the eggs

Can any one help my chickens are three years old allways been good layers now slowing down but have started eating the eggs

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Welshcookie

Chooks eating eggs

Sadly you have to identify the one doing it and turn her into a boiler.

Once they have learnt the trick they rarely give it up.

Ensure they have plenty of calcium/oyster shell in their diet in case their egg shells are getting thin. That's how it usually starts, when an egg is accidentally broken.

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Linzechris

how do you stop chickens from eating the eggs

As WC says they need lots of calcium. I actually keep my egg shells and cook them, crush them and give them back to the chickens scattered about.
Once they start eating eggs it is hard to stop them.You need to keep checking and remove the eggs as soon as they are layed if possible.
There isn't much else you can do.

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Yummy

Chickens eating their eggs

I agree with all previously advised. Give them plenty of grit, and crushed oyster shells are great for adding calcium to their diet. They need this to produce their own eggshells and lack of it could be the cause of this behaviour.
As Linzechris says, give them back their shells but ensure they don't look like eggshells and are really crushed up.

Good Luck

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gail latham

stop chickens eating eggs

Hi trying not to wring necks have been giveing grit since l got them l thought of keeping these two in samller house and restocking the big house this is the whimps way out

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gail latham

stop chickens eating eggs

Hi grits allways been given and lve watched them eat it the egg eating only started after the last moult so its little house for these two big house for new stock

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gail latham

chickens eating eggs

Hi moveing them to small house have been given a dummey egg dont quite know what that will do l thought that was to keep them sitting

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Welshcookie

Eating eggs

Sorry, I'm a retired farmer; can't see the point in keeping non-productive chicken. Especially if you have another lot coming along.

Sadly, killing things comes with the territory.

 
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