- Oct 3, 2014
I have 8 chickens, 4 Golden Comet hens, 3 Black Australorp hens, and one Australorp rooster (he was supposed to be a hen, too). They're just starting to lay, and one of my girls has been laying her eggs on the floor. It wouldn't be a problem, but I didn't notice them for a few days when she started until yesterday and there were 3 on the floor of the coop, one of them broken. Today there was another broken one on the floor. It didn't look like it had been eaten, just broken because it fell on the hard ground. How can I get her to stop laying on the floor? I have three nesting boxes, and the others who are laying use them just fine. I've put a bit more hay on the ground where I've been finding them, hoping that will help them not to break. Any advice is appreciated!