eggs on the ground

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rebel yell, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie hen that lays on the ground, shes got a nice nest box on the ground & i have got her eggs in the nest, but she is determend to lay on the ground, will she ever go to setting like this, or what do i need to do?
     
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  2. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the same problems when my RIR hens stated laying. I would find one egg in a box and about 7 on the ground in the mud. After a while they just started using the boxes. How many hens and boxes do you have?
     
  3. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have 1 hen in that pen along with a rooster & 1 nest box, im hopeing that they dont end up breaking an egg on the ground & start eating them cause once they get started its hard to stop them, will she ever go to setting like this?
     
  4. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a small depression near a cedar tree that one of our girls uses. I will find an egg there almost every day. If it's good for her and I know to look there then all is well.
     
  5. atimme

    atimme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies can be funny, just keep moving them or maybe move the nest to where she keeps putting them?
     
  6. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for all the info. hope she will strighten up before long, hate for those egs to go bad.
     
  7. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    (sing songy inserted here).... Eggs on da groun... Eggs on da groun.... Lookin like a fool w/yer eggs on da groun... [​IMG]
     
  8. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ^ That made me laugh.
     
  9. CoupeDeVille

    CoupeDeVille Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Aahahaaha !! [​IMG]
     

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