hi there! i have a question for you/your chicken-loving followers. three months ago i adopted 3 chickens rescued from an egg factory. i've been feeding them accurately, they have enough space, and are starting to become cuddly, happy chickens! but here's my problem: they lay a lot of eggs and don't eat any of them. i've tried frying, scrambling, and cooking the eggs and they just don't eat it. (1/2)
Absolutely! I believe there is a hormonal implant that can be placed under a chicken’s skin that will reduce, or eliminate, a hen’s biological signals to lay eggs. As you well know, egg-laying is extremely burdensome on modern, artificially-bred chickens, because their bodies aren’t naturally designed to lay over 200 eggs per year. (Well, they were “designed” that way intentionally by the egg industry, just not with the health or longevity of the animal in mind).
So implants, while possibly having side effects, can save your hens’ lives while also extending their lifespan and improving quality of life. I’ll tag a couple of people I know with more experience on the matter, so I hope this helps and you find a vet who is willing to work with you! It sounds like you love your chickens and I’m very happy you rescued them and gave them a great home.