Chicken laying eggs on floor??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mikaylamichaud, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. mikaylamichaud

    mikaylamichaud Hatching

    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!
  2. redogcamaro

    redogcamaro Hatching

    May 20, 2014
    Hope someone can answer your question. I'm just starting out and two of the eight of my hens have started laying eggs & both are laying eggs on the floor. I just found an egg outside the coop on the ground today? I have 2 nesting boxes but they are ignored.

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