hen egg eating-help!
My chickens eat their eggs! It drives us nuts! They only eat the brown eggs though. We have 10 hens, 5 barred rock, 2 light brahmas, an aracauna, another we think she's a type of bantam, not sure., and a rhode island red. the barred rocks should start laying any time and the brahmas just started laying last month and over the last month or so we've gotten 4 whole brown eggs..but find a broken brown one every day it seems! they only eat the yolk and some of the shell..I've tried golf balls, they dont work, I tried filling a brown shell with mustard, it was broken within minutes, not sure if it worked. I like the idea of sacrificing one and seeing who comes to get it..I'll try that. Help me! their food is sufficient, we're giving them scratch, standard 16% laying mash feed, grass clippings, food scraps sometimes, corn cobs..oyster shells. oh and the bantam and aracauna lay white eggs, and we always get them whole but not the brown ones..what do we do?