another egg on floor HELP

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by julieseggs, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. julieseggs

    julieseggs In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2008
    iam still learning on this egg thing. the other day i found a egg under were they roost. to day i found a egg just undr the the nest box. i have 12 girls that are just starting to lay to lay so its hard to figure which is confused. 1 have 5 ee,1buff,irir, from what i can figuer all but 3 are laying. my rir lays every day 3 of my ee lays every other and the buff lays every day
    one other question. one of my ee lays a egg that has a almost pink look to it is this normal
  2. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    There are several things you can do...

    1. put golf balls in the nest. My hens will set on the golf balls and then lay their eggs in the right spot. (I used tennis ball for duck)

    2. Keep the nest boxes clean.

    3. Put your pullets in the box often. I have even put them in with an egg so that they can see it there.

    4. Be patient. My cochin struggled with the in the box laying. She would lay everywhere but the box for about a month. Now she only lays in the box. We always know which one is hers because her little butt fluff gets stuck to the eggs.

    Good luck.
  3. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    I have one hen that always lays everywhere but the nest box. She will squawk and bawk around the run looking for a way out. Run in and out of the hen house. She does this for an hour or so and then just lays the egg wherever she happens to be standing at the time. It's like an easter egg hunt.
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2008

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