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I have one hen that lays so early that she drops it from the roosting pole and they break. My roosting poles are about 16 inches above a shelf. But sometimes she's facing the wrong way and they end up on the floor of the coop, about 4 feet down. The only solution I can think of is to lower the roosts so they're closer to the shelf. Any thoughts???????

 

Can you tell if its totally firm?  Usually the only ones I get that they have laid overnight are soft ones.  My guess would be to give her a little time.  She'll get straightened out on her own.  

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They definitely have a hard shell on them when they hit the floor.
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Originally Posted by yochickiemomma View Post

I have one hen that lays so early that she drops it from the roosting pole and they break. My roosting poles are about 16 inches above a shelf. But sometimes she's facing the wrong way and they end up on the floor of the coop, about 4 feet down. The only solution I can think of is to lower the roosts so they're closer to the shelf. Any thoughts???????
h, maybe put some hay unndr the roosting pole to buffer the fall. That should help however I do think your idea of lowering the bar would be best
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I had a hen that did that also but she eventually quit.  Now I have two new hens laying in a nest they built in the coop.  I tear the nest up every day and the next day they make it again.  I guess they don't like the nesting boxes.

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