Crushed eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by djjeffery, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. djjeffery

    djjeffery Out Of The Brooder

    May 25, 2011
    When we get about 4 eggs or more in a given nest box i sometimes get a cracked or crushed egg. it looks almost as though one egg has landed on another and broken it.

    Is there anything I can do to correct this. Keep in mind I cant go out there all day and get eggs. They have to wait till I get home
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Other than lots of hay (or whatever) for nesting, you could try some of that rubbery shelf liner under the nesting material, if yours are like mine and scratch the nesting material to the side, leaving wood in the middle of the nest. More golf balls / fake eggs might help.

    Or, a more definitive solution would be rollaway nest boxes.

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