Finding broken eggs outside the nesting box...????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrbillwej, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. mrbillwej

    mrbillwej Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope some one can tell me why, would I find eggs outside the nesting box, that appear to have been pecked or stepped on ? The egg shells are hard and over all the eggs look to be fine ( except the obvious damage). I thought maybe it was a territorial thing?? Any reasons, or theories would be welcomed. I'm finding one every other day and in between I'll get a good one. Thanks,
    bill-
     
  2. kelck22

    kelck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are your nesting boxes like? they could just be accidentally falling out.
     
  3. mrbillwej

    mrbillwej Out Of The Brooder

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    At fist I thought the same, but I have a 5" lip , so I took out a little hay to lower the bed. I just found a "greenish" colored egg in an area of the yard the peck around in ????????? It almost looks like a lightly colored Easter egg.
     
  4. kelck22

    kelck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine will lay in the middle of the coop or in the yard every once in a while.
     

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