Brahma stands up to "lay" her egg...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by txangel55, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. txangel55

    txangel55 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 4, 2015
    My biggest Buff Brahma girl is standing on top of the nest boxes to lay her egg. I happened to be there when it happened today ands when the egg finally comes out it drops from her and cracks. This led to someone eating her egg yesterday. I don't know who but I know we don't want that to get started so I plan to check for eggs as often as I can today. I didn't know who or why there were laying on top of the boxes, but now I do. There's not room inside the nest box for her to stand to pass eggs. So my first question is: what's the deal with her standing up instead if laying? Do some chickens just do that? And if I make her a taller nest box will she start to use it instead of being in the open? She only started laying on top in the past week, but I think it may have been get eggs I found in the floor before that. Any ideas or experiences you've had would be helpful. Thanks!
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Chickens do stand to lay. As you say, altering your nest boxes would certainly help.

    Good luck


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