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Line your nests with soft padding to decrease the likelihood of an egg breaking. The habit most often starts when an egg breaks accidentally and the chickens start pecking at the broken egg. Also, limit nests to one nest per every 4 (or less) hens to prevent crowding. If too many hens use the nest, eggs are more likely to get trampled or break.
Sometimes, the habit can be traced to a nutritional deficiency. Make sure you are feeding your chickens the proper diet.
Egg eating can also occur when the light is too bright, nests are on the floor, when there is insufficient nest litter.
Some farmers throw broken or cracked eggs on the floor for chickens to eat. Don't do this.
When an egg breaks, clean it up as quickly and thoroughly as possible to prevent the chickens from tasting the egg.
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