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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:29 am 
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My malay game breeding pen trio has started eating their own eggs. I have never had this before in any of my birds exept for when an egg gets cracked in the nest box, but they never eat unbroken eggs. This trio are eating every egg they lay. Its not crows because they are locked up and they also have shell grit adlib, can someone help with some ideas please. :?:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:20 am 
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I was having the same problem with my Croad Langshans. I put 6 fake eggs in the nest and made the nest so the rooster couldn't get in the nest. Since I have done this I haven't lost another egg.


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Or you could try Roll Away Nest Boxes so they can't get at the eggs once they have rolled into the collector. It is a tough habit to break!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:22 pm 
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You can try getting a couple of golf balls, everytime you go into there yard throw them on the floor they will have a go at eating them, they soon get sick of trying then pick them up and do it again the next time you go in there, don't leave them in there, maybe put one in the nest box.We have done this with eggeaters and it has worked. We also do this with pullets before they start to lay so that when they do start they take no notice of the eggs laying around, hope this helps.


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