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  • Joined Oct 2012
  • keyworth nottinghamshire
Chickens egg eating
« on: March 24, 2021, 11:44:25 pm »
Hi my chickens have started egg eating. They started a few days ago any advice much appreciated.


  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Chickens egg eating
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2021, 06:43:25 am »
Get lots of pot eggs and put them in the coop and nest boxes. They will knock themselves silly trying to get into them and that breaks the habbit- they remember the headache I suppose.

We've just dealt with the same problem in this manner. Starts when an egg gets broken and leads on from there, so collect the eggs regularly during the day to keep the nest boxes free.


  • Joined Oct 2012
  • keyworth nottinghamshire
Re: Chickens egg eating
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2021, 06:01:59 pm »
Hi thank you for your advice. Going tomorrow to get some pot eggs.Regards Andrea

in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Chickens egg eating
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2021, 09:11:25 am »
We popped lemons in the nest boxes and found that it cured the problem very quickly.

Also remove eggs as regularly as possible during the day ..... especially at the moment when they're confined to their barracks!


  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Leicester
Re: Chickens egg eating
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2021, 01:18:04 pm »
Or get rollaway nest boxes (it might not be practical or coś wffective though)
Growing loads of fruits and vegetables! Raising dairy goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits on 1/2 acre in the middle of the city of Leicester, using permaculture methods.


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