Monday, April 09, 2007

Chickens Eating Eggs Part 1

Sometimes chickens will develop the nasty habit of eating eggs. This is a hard habit to break them of once it starts but it must be dealt with or the behaviour will spread to other birds in the flock.

The first step in dealing with this problem is prevention. You must make sure you feed your chickens lots of good food. This works in two ways. 1. Well fed chickens are less likely to eat their own eggs as they simply are not hungry. 2. Well fed chickens lay eggs with stronger shells. This makes accidental breakage in the nest less frequent. Accidental breakage is often how the habit starts. Harder eggs also makes it harder for the chicken to break the egg with its beak.

More Tomorrow

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