Broody Hen Moving Eggs; Magician or Other?


6 Years
Aug 25, 2013
I have a Jersey Giant that is confining herself to the laying boxes. Each box is separated by a wall and for the life of me,
all the eggs end up in one box and under her. How can a hen transport an egg like that? I have also spent the last two weeks
pulling her from the box trying to break her but she continues. The rest of the flock, a total of eight, seem to be snipping at her
and her back at them. Is this normal?
I've heard some stories of people's hens moving their eggs so you're not alone! Some hens move eggs by tucking their beak under their chin and transporting them, here's are a few links I read on BYC: and
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