Easter Egger Trouble!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HollyG, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. HollyG

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    My one Easter Egger hen just started laying eggs but any other eggs that maybe in the nesting box she knocks out onto the floor and they break. How can I stop this from happening???
     
  2. Chickenmanjim7

    Chickenmanjim7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    deep bedding. Make a 1-2 inch lip on the front of your nesting boxes
     
  3. HollyG

    HollyG New Egg

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    Thank you!!!
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    3-4" lip on front of nest.
    They can get pretty rambunctious at first with arranging the nest bedding, they'll settle down after a couple weeks.
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Try collecting the eggs twice a day...She disposes of the other hens eggs to leave her own egg.
    Some hens are real brats...
     
  6. aldarita

    aldarita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I began having this problem when I added more chickens to my flock. When the new pullets started to lay, they pushed the other hens eggs out of the nesting box so i had to put a lip outside of the boxes and fill it up with hay, problem solved. The eggs don't break.

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    Maybe this setting will give you an idea of how to add the lip to the boxes, I don't know how your nesting boxes are placed in your coop but I believe you can adapt the concept to any box.
    It is good to pick up the eggs more than once a day so the pullets don't get any ideas when they see the eggs outside of the nests.

    GOOD LUCK !!!!
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Would have been much simpler to just put the front of that trough on the front of the nests.
     
  8. aldarita

    aldarita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I already had the 2 x 4 at the bottom as a tep for the hens to get in the nesting boxes, all I had to do is add the 2 x 4 in the front and the 2 pieces on each end.
     

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