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egg laying

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bear7298, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. bear7298

    bear7298 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 14, 2015
    It's been a few weeks since my last post and I have been waiting for my chicken to stop laying her eggs for the roost is there anything I can do for that it; s been going on for about a month now, i have three others that are laying in the nesting boxes every day but this one seems to want to laying from the roost. and the other chicken I believe are eating the shell and the yolk. help
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2015
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    How many nest boxes do you have and is the one laying from the roost a new hen? She may be trying to hold out for the nest box or a particular nest box. If she is a new hen then the others may not be allowing her into the nest box. Also, maybe some extra calcium (oyster shell) will help to strengthen her eggs so they won't break as easy. I sometimes mix the oyster shell with their feed and then I know they are getting it.
  3. cpsmith02

    cpsmith02 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 22, 2015
    Westminster MD
    If some of the chickens are eating the yolks, then I would suggest using golf balls...something they cant peck through. If they cant get them open, they will eventually stop trying.
  4. bear7298

    bear7298 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 14, 2015
    I have three nesting boxes for 6 hen all the same age , this hen was the first one to start to lay, and she did in the nesting boxes, for about 3 weeks but when the other started to lay she started doing this, I know that she is laying before the other's I go and check every morning and there lays her egg on the floor and no other eggs have been laid yet, I'm thinking about pen her up in a nesting box for a couple of nights that she would lay there and maybe learn to go there again,
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2015

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