I have never claimed to be a chicken expert and I’m not going to claim to be one now. However, I have always claimed to love my chickens and I will continue to do that, even when they make things difficult :)
Meet E.C. (short for extra crispy, hahaha) she is a black australorp who recently aquired a taste for raw eggs. Not only did she want to eat the eggs the other hen’s were laying, she did. I looked it up in several places and most people tell you that this is a problem that cannot be fixed and once the chickens want to eat the eggs they will. You can imagine that those same posts and articles were riddled with the never ending suggestion to either get rid of the chicken or “get rid” of the chicken if you know what I mean.
This was not an option I wanted to explore, so continue searching is what I did instead. In a blog I can’t find anymore at the very bottom I found an idea I was more than happy to try. Golf Balls!! Yes, old beat up golf balls. Turns out that if you put them in the coop where your ladies lay eggs it can deter them from going after the eggs. I guess they will only peck at a hard golf ball so many times before they give up (and people say chickens are stupid). Chickens don’t have much of a “stick to it” kind of attitude so if it’s not easy they move along, and move along she has.