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Burying Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by City Cajun, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. City Cajun

    City Cajun Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 6, 2011
    I have nine hens with one of them being an Americauna laying green eggs. She's an inconsistant layer but, the strange thing I find her doing is burying her eggs in a corner of the pen. Is this strange or do some breeds do this. When I go to pick up eggs in the evening and don't see a green egg in th laying box I take a small rake and rake over that corner to sometimes find an egg and sometimes not. On occaision she will even just lay on the bare ground.
  2. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2010
    Calvert county MD
    Sounds really strange. I have no idea what to tell you! lol, maybe she has some dinosaur in her afterall!
  3. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2008
    Ours have buried the golf balls used to entice them into the nest. I think they just don't want to sit on frozen balls. ( It's cold here.)
  4. tiny529

    tiny529 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    My EE often buries her eggs. I had no idea she had started laying until there were 12 of them in the coop. [​IMG]

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