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JustSebas17
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My hen has a problem

Post: # 84572Post JustSebas17
Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:31 pm

Hello, I have a hen named Titina, she lives in her cage-house and although it sounds like animal abuse, it is quite large and can she scratch the ground, and everything. Anyway, lately Titina has been breaking the eggs of Sky, my sister's chicken and Titina's partner. We always find broken eggs.

Does anyone know why Titina behaves like this?

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Re: My hen has a problem

Post: # 84580Post CombinedHalo467
Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:34 pm

I have chickens myself and remember reading about that somewhere but I dont recall what it was. If you go to BYC (back yard chickens) there is a really good forum on there all about chickens and people on there respond really fast good luck
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Re: My hen has a problem

Post: # 84636Post AntsLuxembourg
Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:38 am

my questions would be, are you sure that it's that hen who breaks the eggs or is it another hen? Could it be some animal entering and then eating the eggs but not the chickens? What food do you provide your chickens with?
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Re: My hen has a problem

Post: # 84641Post JustSebas17
Tue Nov 02, 2021 2:02 pm

AntsLuxembourg wrote:
Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:38 am
my questions would be, are you sure that it's that hen who breaks the eggs or is it another hen? Could it be some animal entering and then eating the eggs but not the chickens? What food do you provide your chickens with?
No, its Titina who eats the eggs my grandma and I saw her eating her eggs and also Sky´s eggs. I feed them with chicken food from the pet store, but also when there are some raw vegetables that we dont need we give it to them.

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Post: # 84700Post AntsLuxembourg
Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:12 am

Hm. maybe try feeding them some dried mealworms. I know my parents feed them all sorts of things. Dried mealworms, bird seeds, fresh salads and probably more. Btw here is an article I found.
https://bestnestbox.com/blogs/news/save-the-eggs-why-your-chickens-are-eating-their-eggs-and-how-you-can-stop-it
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Re: My hen has a problem

Post: # 85569Post AntLuvForever
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:25 am

I love how people are talking about hen on an ant forum. (I have nothing against you)
It really gives it some variety lol
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Re: My hen has a problem

Post: # 85584Post AntsLuxembourg
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:29 am

Lol. True. ^^
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