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How Can I Stop Chickens From Eating Eggs?

What makes a chicken eat eggs, and what can be done to stop this from happening?

Different circumstances may cause chickens to eat their eggs, but if they start, it’s a difficult habit to break.

If you have lots of birds in your flock, you could try to remove the offenders, but this behavior usually spreads pretty rapidly.

— Troy Griepentrog, associate editor