Is your hen eating eggs? Yikes! What a horrible mess. Once a hen starts eating eggs, it can be a difficult and possibly impossible dilemma to unplug.
There are a few reasons why a hen might start eating eggs. The first and probably most likely reason is accidental discovery.
Stress can be another reason. Stressed chickens tend to pluck and peck more, including the feathers and eggs.
A laying hen requires a calcium intake of 4 grams to 5 grams every day. Hens are more likely to start eating eggs when they are lacking calcium. After all, eggshells contain about 40% calcium.
Just like humans, chickens get bored just like them, and their boredom will drive them to consume the yolks of the eggs left in a nesting box.
– Provide at least one 1-by-1-foot nest for every four or five hens in the flock. – Put a ceramic egg or golf ball in the nesting box. – Make sure your chickens are getting enough protein and calcium. – Collect eggs frequently. – Provide a cushioned nesting box. – Only feed your chickens cooked/scrambled eggs. – Give them plenty of things to do and peck at. – Get a roll-away nesting box. All we can do is try our best with our c
All we can do is try our best with our chickens and make it as impossible as we can for them to develop a taste for raw eggs.