eggs under the coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RAWR, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    umm...where to begin...
    some of the hens have been getting under the coop and laying eggs...and from the smell, they're rotting >.<
    any ideas on how to get them out??
     
  2. poultrypatch

    poultrypatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about a rake ???? And carefully.
    Liz
    Rochester, MA
     
  3. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    Quote:we tryed that. the rake aint long enough
     
  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    My coop was/is at ground level, it's a converted garden shed. It was here when we bought the house and one guy want $800 to jack it up. Anyhow I dug a trench around the perimeter and when the chickens started getting out I realized they had tunneled from one corner to the other. What I did was took hardware cloth and stapled it to the sides of the coop and bent it to cover the open area all the way around the coop. You could use chicken wire I suppose. Tack it to the sides of the coop and then bend it out so it extends a foot or so and bury it a few inches or just weight it down with some pressure treated 2x4's.
     
  5. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a nest under our coop. Pulled out 23 eggs. We have since used some lattice to block there way under. BTW if an egg is not broken it will not smell.
     

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