When do chickens eat their own eggs?

An egg can break at any time, and a hen may begin to eat it and develop a taste for eggs. So, if the initial cause for egg eating was accidental, it may gradually become a habit for your chicken-the more reason you should stop it as soon as possible. Unbalanced Diet A laying hen requires a calcium intake of 4 grams to 5 grams every day.

The next thing we wanted the answer to was why do chickens eat their own eggs?

There are a few reasons why hens may start eating their own eggs. The most commonly known reasons are: Poor or Unbalanced Diet. Eggs are a great source of nutrition. Most notably, they provide a lot of calcium and protein. If a chicken is lacking either protein or calcium in their diet they will instinctively know to turn to eat their eggs.

How to keep chickens from eating their own eggs?

Top 10 Ways to Prevent or Break the Egg-Eating Habit. Make sure your chickens are getting enough protein. Keep the eggshells strong. Put a wooden egg or golf ball in the nesting box. A couple more ideas to examine are: build/buy slanted nesting boxes, only feed your chickens cooked/scrambled eggs, provide a cushioned nesting box, collect eggs frequently, fill an empty egg with english mustard, or keep nesting boxes dim/dark.

Are all hens egg eaters?

Not all hens are egg eaters and even some who have sampled egg contents straight from the shell do not go on to become egg eaters. Let us know in the comments section below how you stopped your chicken eating eggs….

What time of day do hens lay eggs?

If you feed hens eggshells for calcium, smash them to a powder so the chickens don’t associate them with eggs. Collect eggs early in the day. This leaves less time for breakage and egg-eating. Most hens are finished laying eggs by 10 a., and m.