Chickens randomly dropping eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by billmac, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. billmac

    billmac Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    I doubt there's any way of preventing this, but do any of you have hens that simply "drop" an egg while they are walking around or roosting? Is this just a random happening or if a hen does this, is this the way she always does it?

    I've had an egg eating problem, that I thought I was getting ahead of, but twice we've seen a hen drop an egg onto the ground and the chickens are literally on it within a second. I think I'm getting them to leave the eggs in the nests alone.

    Any ideas?
  2. JakRat

    JakRat Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    When mine first started laying they would randomly lay eggs around the nest or near by... I have had several shell-less eggs and they eat those right away... from what I have been told, as long as they arent puposely breaking and eatting their own eggs then it is ok... not good, but not bad [​IMG]

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