finding egg whites on poop board

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

  1. bucky52

    bucky52 Songster

    Apr 26, 2011
    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 Chirping

    Jun 2, 2011
    Ogden utah
    Dont sound good but I dont know someone will help.
  3. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chirping

    Feb 20, 2011
    Muskoka Region Ontario
    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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