finding egg whites on poop board

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bucky52, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    while cleaning the poop board i have found what looks like the whites of an egg.this has happened twiced.i have three hens that lay every day.but when this happens i am short one egg.does anyone know what causes this.[​IMG]
     
  2. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dont sound good but I dont know someone will help.
     
  3. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bird that lays from the perch...I didn't know this until I put a poop board in.

    I thought one was laying in the corner of the coop under the perch, then I installed the poop board and sure enough next morning a smashed egg.

    Sounds like someone might be doing this as well and the shell and yolk are being eaten???

    I ended up removing the poop board and putting extra pine shavings to cushion the fall. At least I had the egg the next day, then one day I caught the bird sitting up there starting to lay and I gently put her in the next box and she has laid there ever since.
     

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