Broken eggs new layers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ShaggysGirl, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI Guys
    Some of my nine 22 week old EEs started laying about 2 weeks ago, Eggs have been in the nest boxes except for one till today [​IMG] I found two broken under the roost next to the pop door one was smashed pretty good the other just a small crack.
    I don't know if they were laid there or if they tried to lay them from the roost and they fell and broke.
    Now I'm trying to think of a way to stop them from doing this again. We did have golf balls in the nest boxes but last week we took them out.
    Should I put the golf balls back in the nest box?
    Should I try to block the the area with something?
    Should I just put a make shift nest box there to protect the eggs they lay there?
    You would think after seeing the others lay in the nests that they would all do it [​IMG]
     
  2. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    It happens. Just clear up the remains and put the golf balls in the nest. No reason not to leave them there anyway.
     
  3. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I'll put the golf balls back in for a bit [​IMG]
     

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