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Eggstreme Action

Postby Pa Snip » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:58 am

Any suggestions why one hen should destroy her egg as soon as she lays it,
used to do it now and again now it is rare for her not to do it.
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Re: Eggstreme Action

Postby robo » Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:56 pm

I have had a similar problem in the past I was told to make sure it is getting it's fair share of grit ,mine was but it did not stop ,you have to make sure it douse not eat other chickens eggs as they can get a taste for them ,there is only one sure way of stopping it ,I think you know what it is
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Re: Eggstreme Action

Postby alan refail » Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:02 pm

robo wrote:I have had a similar problem in the past I was told to make sure it is getting it's fair share of grit ,mine was but it did not stop ,you have to make sure it douse not eat other chickens eggs as they can get a taste for them ,there is only one sure way of stopping it ,I think you know what it is


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Re: Eggstreme Action

Postby Pa Snip » Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:14 pm

There is grit in the coop 24/7, they can help their selves whenever
Fortunately it is rare it does it to the other hens eggs but it has happened now and again.

Pattern seems to be that it destroys the egg immediately after laying it.
we are just going through another period of it doing it.


Alan, it definitely would not be a good table bird
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Re: Eggstreme Action

Postby John » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:19 pm

Hi Pa snip
Check the remains of the egg. Is she laying soft shelled eggs - these break very easily after they've been layed and then they get eaten. Some suggest old egg shells with mustard in them for curing this habit.
As others have said though the only answer may to dispatch her - it can be a difficult habit to break. Once one starts others also think its a good idea and your problems get worse.

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Re: Eggstreme Action

Postby alan refail » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:27 pm

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Old hens make great stock!
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Re: Eggstreme Action

Postby robo » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:05 pm

I found one of our old hens dead on Wednesday morning she had stopped laying around ten months ago she was given to us by a friend of our eldest daughter she was the one that laid a few massive eggs one was nearly four inches high it weighed 120 gram at the time it was 20 gram short of the world record
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