September 26, 2016
I order some dummy eggs. I thought these were to encourage birds to lay but they can be used to deter hens from pecking their own eggs. The idea is the dummy egg is hard and the hen will become sick of hurting its beak. My hens will only live around two years due to their very high egg production, especially in the first year. One egg per day per hen. That is as high as you can get. They have been laying exactly one year. The pecked hen is not laying at all and thus may outlive them all!