The “egg eater” laid an egg and she didn’t eat it?! (it was a bit dirty but I didn’t give her a box, just a big crate and a roost)
Did we accuse the wrong hen? Does she only eat the other eggs? Does she only eat them occasionally? So many questions…
~Life on a farm is never without surprises! 🙂
For now, she will stay in her grassy patch away from the other eggs. If we still have problems then I will suspect another hen eats them too. I sure hope it was only her though. And we have a plan to offer her, with full disclosure, to a neighbor. The neighbor has younger chicks and she thinks she has 5 roosters! This would give her at least 1 laying hen. If she starts eating her eggs, or others later on, we could give her a lesson on animal husbandry, if desired. No matter what shakes out, she will not be dinner tonight.
UPDATE – The family loves their new hen! (and she has even laid a few eggs for them 🙂 )