- Aug 3, 2008
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- mountains of WV
My theory was bored chickens and over tiny coops and runs for some of them. We have neighbors with the chick coops from tractor supply that birds stay in there 24/7 and mean those that claim to be for 6 hen but more accurately for 3 they have 8 in each i would go crazy if i was their birds i would roll eggs around for fun lol
I agree. Bored chickens with no outlet for foraging behavior will "hunt" for food where they can find it.
And, no one culls their flocks yearly for nonlayers or poor layers, so shell problems continue to happen and "egg eaters" seem chronic offenders. Could be why I never have a repeat offender for this, as I never have hens with chronic shell issues that stay in the flock, nor any that do not lay at all.
Plus, mine all free range at will, so plenty of foraging opportunities outside they are in a rush to get to.