eggs dropping off roost

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DLS, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. DLS

    DLS Songster

    I had one egg broke under the roost a couple weeks ago broken on the floor under the roost then none . This morning I had two on the floor broken what can I do to stop this? they have nice nest boxes & the other birds & I guess these ones use them most of the time..
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2008
  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    I have one hen who routinely leaves her eggs under the roost -- it's almost as if she's laying them while she's asleep. I have a lot of shavings under the roost so usually they don't break, but sometimes they are a bit dirtier than I care for. I can't help you with a suggestion on how to break the habit, though.
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    If your girls are new at this laying thing then things will get better. it is a good idea to keep a close eye on this situation so you can collect any of these broken eggs before the others start to eat them, creating a bigger problem.

    It takes time sometimes to get everything going smooth, but once you get to that point it will be worth all your effort. Good Luck!


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