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cracked eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by samschick, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. samschick

    samschick New Egg

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    Hi. We are new to this forum and chickens in general. Hoping somebody can share some wisdom :). Our two chickens just moved into a beautiful new tractor style coop, but unfortunately, when the girls lay their eggs, they are getting cracked on the bottom of the nesting box (particleboard floor in the nesting boxes). I keep putting nice straw in the boxes, but they throw it out within hours. One even laid an egg from the roosting bar and had it smash on the wire coop floor beneath! What can we do to keep the eggs from getting cracked during the laying process? All input appreciated!
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    How high of a lip do you have on the front of the nesting box? I like a good 4", it keeps the girls from kicking out all the nesting material. I use straw and wood shavings.
     

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