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Why do chickens eat there own eggs?

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July 11, 2010 8:31PM

Chickens are scavenger's.

They typically do not eat their own eggs, but they do this when they are not getting enough food, or are not getting enough protein in their diet.

You can feed them COOKED eggs to discourage this, as well as making special laying boxes (where the eggs roll out of reach so that the hens cannot eat them).