A hen laying eggs on the roost.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ozzchicken, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. ozzchicken

    ozzchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen who lays her eggs on the roost, where the roost is supported by the wall. The eggs never fall and break,she lays everyday.
    Should I try to correct this or just let her go and laugh everytime I get the eggs off the roost?
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2011
  2. KaitlynChick55

    KaitlynChick55 Out Of The Brooder

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    hah! A couple of my chickens sometimes lay on the floor about once a week, and once i even found an egg outside![​IMG] Chickens perfer nesting boxes that are high off of the ground, it's natural to them to lay somewhere where a predator can't get it. but i guess some hens are just lazy [​IMG]. but sometimes, like my girls, they have their favorite boxes, and when there is a hen already in their favorite box, they will just lay wherever.[​IMG]
    You can try to put like a golfball, boiled egg, or buy a wooden egg from the store, inside the boxes, and it encourages the hens to lay in there.
     
  3. ozzchicken

    ozzchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    All the other hens lay in the boxes. I tried a few things but nothing seemed to help. The golf ball idea didn't work the other girls just pushed it out of the nests. It was hilarious to watch:lol:
     

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