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Old 24-10-2011, 01:10 PM
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Hey all... I have a recurring problem with my hens. They keep eating their own eggs. So far i have tried the following ....

Making nests smaller
Putting golf balls in the nests
Adding calcium through mixed shell grit to the food.
Covering eggs in pepper and pouring the mixture on the floor (this worked briefly had 4 eggs the following day)

I have now put a cover over the nest boxes with slits on the front so they can push through to hopefully stop them eating in their
and this afternoon i am going to get some full fat milk to give them on a daily basis.
I will also continue with the peppered eggs every day for a week.

Any other tips?
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Old 24-10-2011, 02:01 PM
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a mate of mine had a real problem with it. he covered the entire shed in eggs. they got bored of them after the initial excitement and never ate another one.
maybe something to try if nothing else works.............
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sounds expensive lol! must be worth a shot though
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Old 24-10-2011, 03:29 PM
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not with cheap own brand eggs. means to an end.
and in the long run it saved him a lot, (he used cracked eggs from a industrial unit, got them free)
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Old 24-10-2011, 06:35 PM
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Try giving them eggs that have really gone off, hopefully that should stop them once they realise they don't taste nice.
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Old 24-10-2011, 06:48 PM
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try filling an egg with mustard hot english is best also give them garlic minced up in there feed i was told it can help them stop eating eggs
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Old 24-10-2011, 07:16 PM
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try filling an egg with mustard hot english is best also give them garlic minced up in there feed i was told it can help them stop eating eggs
We got told this by a professional chicken breeder too. Blow an egg, syringe a load of mustard into it.
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Old 24-10-2011, 07:47 PM
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also if you have sin bin 24 hours in there also works but you got to catch them in the middle of them eating the eggs
or could ot be rats getting the eggs?
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It's definatly the hens we have seen them do it. How do i suringe an egg?
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It's definatly the hens we have seen them do it. How do i suringe an egg?
Get a needle, and carefully poke a hole in either end of the egg- blow hard at one end and the contents will come out the other.

Then you need to get a small syringe and squirt mustard back in.
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