egg laid from roost??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tala, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I went to check on the chickens just after dark, around 5.30pm. I had left them locked in the coop today because I suspected that they were hiding eggs in the yard (now I don't think so) I found two cold Leghorn eggs in the box, as usual --- but my Queenie (red sexlink) had a warm egg under her spot on the roost. It had sawdust stuck to it on the side it was laying on, so I guess she laid it from the roost and the sawdust stuck before it dried. It was a normal egg, brown and round like she always lays -- just that she laid it after dark.
    On my way out I reached through the fence to turn off my fluorescent shop light that I use until I get everything hardwired -- and the darn thing shocked me! grrrr! I always suspected I might get it from some of my rigged up homeade contraptions, not a relatively new storebought light.

    Should I be concerned about her laying schedule?

    As a side note, my springy-feeling bedding of sawdust (wetted pine pellets, re-dried out) is springy enough to catch an egg dropped from 3ft up without breaking it. [​IMG]
     
  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    Our hens do it once in a while. I do not think that you should worry.
     
  3. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep, mine do that too, on occasion.... they will get back on schedule.... no worries.....
     
  4. kcsunshine

    kcsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happens to me too, sometimes....Yucky when it lands in poop!
     

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