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A neighbor wants to give us a hen they no longer need i have a big brooder could i keep it with the chicks under close super vision?? Its a calm hen
 

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I would not keep her in the brooder. But if thats all you have then try it out. Also your going to want to quarantine the hen to make sure of no illness,mites,lice ect before putting her in with your birds.
 

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Take the chicken! You can easily break the Egg Eater habit! Just purchase golf balls and put them under her. When she pecks them she can't break them and eventually gives up. Habit Brocken!
 

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But it didn't work for me ... but the chicken stew was not bad. ;)
That is plan C. Plan B is to give the chicken away. If you want any eggs, then you have to do something with the egg eater. If you can't break her, then you need a new plan. You can build a nest box that tilts to the rear, with a small opening in the bottom, so the egg can gently roll into another box, or behind a curtain, somewhere that it can't see the egg. That about sums it up. :eek:
 
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