Eggs in the poop hammock??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jayla K, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. Jayla K

    Jayla K New Egg

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    I've just started using a poop hammock in my coop. (It's been 4 weeks) last week I found two eggs in the poop hammock. Today the same thing happened, two more eggs. Wondering if this is normal?
     
  2. farmgirllvo

    farmgirllvo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do their nesting boxes look like? They are using it as a nesting box, try giving them a more cozy and inviting for them place to lay their eggs
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    New layers often drop eggs off the roost....hopefully that is all it is, and they are not walking into the hammock to lay

    Agrees, need info on your nests....pics would be even better!
     
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  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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  5. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Wow, there's one more reason to have a roost hammock, I never knew freshly laying hens would lay from a roost! <Splat!>[​IMG]
     
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  6. Jayla K

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    Thank you for the advise. I'll post some pictures later today I'm hoping that they're only doing it at night :) thank you!
     

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