Members: FAQ / Why are my hens eating their own eggs?

Generally chickens will eat their own eggs if they are low on protein and/or calcium. If they are lacking something substantial in their diet like calcium or protein, boost this by providing crushed oyster shell and add more protein by moving them to a new area or purchasing bait worms if they can’t get enough in your yard.

If you have a hen that just won’t stop pecking at the eggs (which happens) then you might have to make nesting boxes that slant away and hide the eggs so the hens can’t get to them.

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