Egg on ground instead of nest????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by troutlakearts, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. troutlakearts

    troutlakearts Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 5 girls and no rooster. They have been laying in one or the other of 2 nests for about 9 months. Over the past couple of months they have been moulting and we have only been getting 2 eggs per day "in the nests". Tonight I went out to collect the eggs and got 2 in one of the nests. When I walked back around to where the girls were, I found one egg on the ground and it was not warm, it was cold like it had been there for a number of hours. My question is why would one of the girls, who normally lays in the nest, all of a suddenly lay on the ground?????[​IMG]
     
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  2. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she might have got lazy and decided to plop it out wherever she was at the time. i have hens that lay from the roost at night and also lay out in the run. and coop floor. its normal. [​IMG]
     
  3. vtchickenlady

    vtchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same here. I think its an oops!
     
  4. troutlakearts

    troutlakearts Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info:) Any other insight will be appreciated!!!
     
  5. LizzyJo

    LizzyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sometimes find eggs outside on the ground or lying on the floor of the coop. I just figured that the favorite nest was occupied.
     
  6. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, most likely couldn't get to the preferred laying spot and so it landed wherever the hen was at the time. I once found one in the middle of a puddle in the middle of the pasture. Talk about random!!!! But the coop door had been blown shut and so the hens had to find other locations to lay their eggs.
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Hen turns around and says, "Gee, and I just thought I was constipated, Human will have fun with this one"
     

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