Do Broody hens tell the other hens where to lay!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chixaregreat41, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. chixaregreat41

    chixaregreat41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a question! Do broody hens tell the other hens where to lay there eggs!?! Everytime i collect eggs since my one hen went broody they all lay there eggs in her box for her to sit on.
     
  2. chixaregreat41

    chixaregreat41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then i dont know which eggs i can eat!?
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Mark the eggs that you are allowing to develop (hatch) - when you gather eggs you take the unmarked eggs. If you are gathering daily there is no issue eating any unmarked egg as there will not be sufficient development to make the egg undesirable for eating purposes in such a short period of time.
     
  4. chixaregreat41

    chixaregreat41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Great idea!
     

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