broken eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by linn5335, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. linn5335

    linn5335 New Egg

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    my new to egg laying girls are laying where ever they want? have 3 nesting boxes over the past week finally started getting eggs in 1 box 2 then 3 this a.m. found 3 under where they roost! of course all 3 were broken! how do I get them to lay anywhere else but off the roost or on the wire floor under where they are roosting???
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    It is not unusual for hens that are new to laying to take a little time to figure things out. Sometimes they will be "surprised" by an egg while roosting at night. Keep a few wooden eggs or golf balls in the nest boxes to encourage them, and they will likely sort it out on their own.
     

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